Starting June 1, 2014 I embarked on an ambitious journey – to go 100 days without eating any sweets.
Why go 100 days without eating sweets?
My biggest nutritional weakness is sweets. I absolutely love cookies, brownies, ice cream – all of those delicious foods.
Being involved in sports from the 4th grade all the way through college I could pretty much eat as many sweets as I wanted and not worry at all.
However, post athletic career, I noticed some subtle changes beginning to take place.
Particularly over the course of about 5 months in the beginning of 2014 I saw the unhealthy results of eating way too many sweets:
- Janurary 10th, 2014 – Weight: 194.5 lbs Body Fat: 15.3% Lean Weight: 164.8 pounds Fat Weight:29.7 pounds
- March 13th, 2014 – Weight: 194.5 lbs Body Fat: 17.2% Lean Weight: 161 pounds Fat Weight 33.5 pounds
- June 2nd, 2014 – Weight: 204.5 lbs Body Fat: 17.8% Lean Weight: 168.1 pounds Fat Weight: 36.4 pounds
Not exactly a trend that I wanted to continue.
So how did my all-or-nothing personality respond? With a 100 day no sweets challenge of course 🙂
This 100 day challenge of mine has a few simple rules. Take a look:
- Don’t eat sweets (You know, things like cookies, brownies, and ice cream)
- Follow rule number 1
- Refer to rules 1 and 2
As a general rule of thumb, if I’m questioning whether something is a sweet or not, I don’t eat it.
I can still eat fruit during this challenge, but in general the idea is to eat healthier.
Cutting sweets from my diet for 100 days will give me a HUGE jump start into healthy eating – that is at least the goal.
Check out all of the posts!
- Day 1: Just the beginning
- Day 2: Only the second day!
- Day 3: The biggest temptation thus far
- Day 4: Plenty of chicken and broccoli
- Day 5: The first weekend
- Day 6: My first restaurant experience of the challenge
- Day 7: Getting past the Subway cookies
- Day 8: The first full weekend complete
- Day 9: The importance of food prep
- Day 10: Celebrating a small victory
- Day 11: Why I’m going a little crazy
- Day 12: Eating fruit to conquer my cravings!
- Day 13: One day at a time
- Day 14: The day I ate 2,680 calories…in one meal
- Day 15: Getting back on track
- Day 16: Sticking to my routine
- Day 17: Caving into the PB & J
- Day 18: Already thinking about what’s next
- Day 19: A little bump in the road
- Day 20: What else could I do for 100 days?
- Day 21: Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Day 22: Business as usual
- Day 23: What is healthy eating?
- Day 24: Finally a descent workout
- Day 25: The focus after one quarter
- Day 26: Not my most proud day of eating
- Day 27: Short post for today
- Day 28 – 30: I made it the first month!
- Day 31 – 35: Avoiding 4th of July Temptations
- Day 36: My new morning routine
- Day 37 – 38: Food type and food quantity
- Day 39: Back on track after the Brewer game
- Day 40 – 44: Finding some consistency
- Day 45 – 50: Halfway done!
- Day 51 – 58: Cookouts, Germanfest and the Movies
- Day 59 – 73: State Fair and Nashville
- Day 74 – 88: Should I do a more extreme challenge?
- Day 89 – 100: Challenge complete!
All the Eats
Want to see exactly what I ate each day of my challenge?
Take a look at all the eats from the challenge here.
Want to do your own 100 day challenge?
You can easily commit to your own 100 day challenge today!
The best part?
The 100 day challenge can be whatever you want! You decide the rules, but the goal is simple – to improve your life in some way.
You’ll be amazed what you can do in 100 days 🙂
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