Sunday, October 30, 2011

I'm thinking...

...of doing something radical this November.  

This thought came to me while I was doing side planks in my Toning class at the gym.  I was telling myself (for the millionth time) that I was going to eat right from now on.  Those planks were super hard to do, and I was envisioning how much easier they would become if I could lose ten pounds for good.  Then I went home and ate leftover pizza and some fun-size twix for lunch. 

Then I realized that it was almost November, and November starts with a "No" and maybe I could use the month to curb some of my addictions by telling myself "No" to a different addiction each week.  

So, my NO-vember Diet will be: 

Week One: NO sugar (my biggest vice).
Week Two: NO snacking after dinner (that's when I tend to consume most of my daily calories).
Week Three: NO "fake" food (nothing artificial or prepackaged).
Week Four: NO salt (I tend to substitute salty snacks when I can't eat sweets). 

I'll try to keep you posted on what helps and what is impossible to live without :)

And I'm sure I'll be counting the days until December....

5 comments:

  1. SO since NOvember starts the day after Halloween, are you starting then, or on Monday?

    good for you!! You can do it!

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  2. Ohhh wow good luck! I have the hardest time with sweets, breads, and cheese. Not sure I could give any of them up! ;)

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  3. Hi Colleen-I've been doing your "diet" since April 1...but add no meat. What helps me is lots of fruit...especially bananas. I also, when I have carb cravings, eat popcorn as a snack...I make it on the stove or air popper...no icky microwave chemicals. Now if I could just do what YOU do...EXERCISE! :)
    (But I feel really really good, it is worth it! All my sugar cravings are gone!)

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  4. Good luck! Cannot wait to hear how it goes! I keep on thinking I may try limiting gluten (breaking my bread addiction!). Maybe NO-vember is the time to do it!

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