I'm not sure this is the right place for a quick challenge, but a few friends and I have found this really useful.
We all have temptations
we face while trying to become more healthy: going out with friends, watching TV (and snacking) with a significant other, buffets, snack foods that haven't been pre-portioned. Some of us are afraid of social activities because that's when we get derailed; some of us are afraid of being alone.
Some of us are afraid of going to the gym and being seen with flab; others are afraid of loose skin when we're done. A lot of us are afraid of vacations because we worry we won't work out then, or we're afraid of working out without a buddy.
We can avoid our temptations and our fears for now -- and in the beginning it might be helpful to do so -- but we can't avoid them forever.
The truth is, social situations will happen. So will alone-time with a fridge, so will vacations and buffets and holiday dinners. Isn't that how we all got derailed from maintenance into yo-yo-ing in the past?
First, identify something that you worry will derail you. State what it is in the thread below. Then add how you'll face it in the next month
-- by going into that situation very deliberately and facing it down. And most importantly, figure out and post how this time, you'll defeat your fear.
For me: I'm afraid of going to parties where there is food. I mini-binged last time I did so (last night). So I'm pledging to go to at least one party where there will be all kinds of temptation, next weekend, and I am pledging to stay on plan while there.