Day 7: 100 Days Without Sweets (Getting past the Subway cookies)
Day 7 of my 100 Days Without Sweets challenge was my first full day away from home and this presented a new challenge in itself.
When I’m at home, in my normal environment, it is much easier to eat healthier and avoid sweets (Though temptations do show themselves everywhere). However, away from home, things change.
It is that vacation eating mindset that gets me when I’m not at home.
When I’m on vacation I tend to let myself go. I eat too much and have too many desserts. This is commonplace for many people.
It’s not necessarily bad, you need a break from time to time, but it can make your efforts to get lean, or in my case go 100 days without eating any sweets, difficult.
With that being said, here is what I ate on my first full day away from home:
- 12:15 p.m. 1 Hamburger, 1 BBQ Chicken Breast
- 7:00 p.m. 12″ Subway Chicken/Bacon/Ranch Sub
- 3:00 a.m. Erberts and Gerberts Narmer Sub (Turkey and Avocado…mmm)
Was this the “healthiest” day for me? No, but it’s not too shabby and I can cross it off – another day without sweets completed.
On this day, you may notice that I also did the unthinkable – I went to Subway and did NOT have any of their cookies.
Oh don’t act like this is some small feat, you know what I’m talking about.
Those Subway cookies are sooo good and almost every time I go there I buy 1 or 2. Heck, even if I go in there with every intention of not getting one, I’ll end up having one – damn you Subway!
While this is partly the result of great product placement (The cookies are right by the register, just staring at you, daring you to buy them) it is mostly the result of habits.
It is really quite simple – I go to Subway, I have a cookie.
The habit formed after I first had a cookie at Subway and since then, on nearly every occasion, I have one.
One of the greatest things I’m finding with this 100 days without sweets challenge is that there is no wiggle room, no grey zone, no opportunity for my brain to rationalize eating sweets. I can’t have them – end of story.
Surely, I have been tempted, and without a doubt I’ve had to question my sanity with doing this challenge (Especially during summer!), but at the end of the day I’m confident that I’ll complete it. One day at a time, just one day at a time.
Want to do your own 100 day challenge?
Hop on over to the Just Go Fitness – 100 Day Challenge Facebook group and share what you’ll do for 100 days with the rest of the group. There has been a great response so far and we’re going to keep it going!