My long-running (38 and 31 days) goal chips both broke yesterday and I am looking at Day Ones for both of them (probably tomorrow).
How did this happen? Well, for the no-sugar one, it was like this. Friend and I went to awesome restaurant for lunch. I Tweeted about how excited I was to be there and try there awesome mac and cheese (<< only thing on the menu!). While I was eating lunch, I receive a Tweet FROM THE RESTAURANT saying, “When are you coming in? Say hello!” I Tweeted back, “In the red chairs!” Allison, the fabulous owner of Homeroom, came out and we chatted a bit, both of us swooning over the yummy lunch. She then brought us a piece of peanut butter pie. As a present. OMG.
I ate two teeny tiny bites, each the size of a kidney bean. They were exquisite. Amazing. One of the best desserts I have had IN MY LIFE. Then I whispered, “You didn’t see that.”
But you know, that’s the point of #7daychip. If you’re not gonna be honest, there’s no point at all.
I was wearing my exercise clothes. I wore them all day. But by evening I still had a huge to-do list for my trip TODAY, and my throat began feeling like glass shards, and by 10pm I knew it was not going to be one of those days in which I jumped on the elliptical late at night. I was completely spent. And then I knew it was over.
I don’t feel terrible about it. I knew this day would come eventually. It’s okay. I’m not going to stress about trying to exercise today (travel day). I’m going to start anew when I get to my destination (tomorrow). It will be a new day.
April 6, 2011 at 11:28 am
Days like that happen. I like that you are moving on and not letting it bother you. 🙂 Can we really say NO to a gift of pie? Peanut Butter pie at that! 🙂 I think enjoying something in moderation is acceptable, I mean come on 2 kidney bean bites isn’t going to make you a failure right? Movin on… have a safe trip…excited to hear where you end up! 🙂
April 6, 2011 at 3:27 pm
I commend you for your honesty. I love, too, that you have the ability to not let this get to you. ‘Perfection,’ I’m assuming, was not part of your goals – and shouldn’t be a part of anyone’s goals. These moments help us remember that we are only human, and in that, we must live. I hope the PB pie was DELICIOUS, and I hope you had a great travel day. Keep it up and, again, thank you for your honesty. It’s inspiring. 🙂
April 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm
Wll, kudos for not eating a huge piee of pie – I would have. And, maybe dumb question, but are the chips real things? If it is like AA, I kinda want to go.
April 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm
They are not real in the sense that I have a physical chip in my pocket that I can pull out and look at to remind myself why I do the #7daychip challenges.
However they are real in the sense that just like the actual AA chip it reminds me that there is a support system just 140 characters away when I need it.
It is much like AA in support. We just don’t go to meetings and pass around the basket at the end…
April 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm
The 7daychip is VERY real and VERY awesome!!! Join us on twitter!
April 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm
The chips aren’t real (yet) though I would imagine that they will be one day soon. Tara has already given a great explanation of the chip so all I’ll say is that it has been an incredible motivator for me…I like posting the chips on my blog, but I LOVE knowing that if I’m feeling bad about something…or if I feel like I’m on the edge (about to jump into a dark, junk-food laden) ocean there’s someone there who will remind me that I matter more than that. It’s so much more than a physical chip.
April 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm
Chips are as real as you make them to be. Come join us on the chip quest. It is a daily reminder for me to practice self control and learn the mental aspect behind why I am eating what I am eating.
April 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm
Beautiful picture find.
You are so awesome. Yay you. You accomplished a great goal.
April 7, 2011 at 9:31 am
Congratulations for making it as far as you did! Could I give up sugar for that long? Hell no. You are an inspiration to all us 7DayChippers out there.
April 8, 2011 at 10:26 am
It is not a matter of perfection of moderation. It is a matter of honest and integrity. You have shown you have both. Kudos!
When I manager sends over something I do not have on my plan today (wine, dessert, etc) I send my thanks and regrets that I cannot partake – but that I would be thrilled if they would allow me to share it with someone at the next table. A gift that keeps giving.