I keep dropping the ball on the blog, but the rest of the challenge has been going well for me. Last week I was sick, the kids were sick, and worst of all the husband was sick (man colds are real). Despite having some days where I didn't feel great, I worked out 6 days and really focused on being aware of what I was eating and why I was eating it.
I listened to a podcast last week called Happier (or something) by Gretchen Rubin and her sister and they discussed "the evil donut bringer," or the person who is trying do something nice by bringing you and your office (or whatever have you) free food. I have been trying to lay off the "free food" (which is usually not remotely calorie-free) and only eat things I genuinely want. I was surprised by how much I felt obligated to eat things people bring, that I don't necessarily want, just because I feel bad about wasting things or hurting their feelings. No more! I have also vowed not to be "the evil donut bringer" and have tried to give people non-edible tokens rather than food. This week I made a valentine for the people I visit teach that involved some chapstick. Hopefully they don't eat that.