I think that I'm going to be posting every second day but still doing the tasks. I still don't have internet on my computer at home so right now I'm in the computer lab in the art building (I have a free period). I'm 3 days behind in my updates so I think I'm going to write a huge post today.
Day 11 - Identify Your Healthy Living Pitfalls
Currently here are the pitfalls I've been having (the most significant that I've noticed at the moment):
Since I've been back at school, I've been having difficulty getting enough water during the day because the water bottle that I bought last Saturday leaks so I've not been filling it (and I lost it a day or two ago because it wasn't in my bag)
I could improve on this by using a normal water bottle (the ones that bottled water come in) because those have a nice twist top and I'll only have to fill it 4 times, assuming it's a normal 600mL one.
I haven't been exercising nor have I been doing the stretching that my doctor-guy has instructed me to do for my feet.
I could improve this by allotting a part of my day to just doing these. My doctor guy recommended that I do the stretching in the morning and in the evening. There are two ways I can do this: I could walk around without shoes (which also gives me time to think about things) and/or I have a giant piece of rubber for stretching with. I might be able to use the rubber thing in the morning on the bus on the way to school (the people on my bus think/know I'm weird anyway.
The amount of junkfood in my house is accumulating because normally I would eat it. This isn't exactly unhealthy, my not eating it, but it gets rather tempting from time to time.
My mom's been buying a lot more healthy foods since I started the challenge (I ask her to buy nuts, fruits, pumpkin, broccoli, etc) but I should probably inform her that I'm not going to eat the Chips Ahoy cookies she bought yesterday (she was rather proud of her purchase because you can't really get them here) or the salt and vinegar chips or the 6-8 boxes of Poptarts in my cupboard.
Day 12 - Evaluate Your Relationship With Food
I think I have a rather alright relationship with food as far as the signs go because I'm not terribly fond of food in general. I usually just eat if I'm hungry or bored and I'm bored more often than I feel hungry oftentimes.
Lately I've improved that so I try not to eat because I'm bored and instead I go to the kitchen, open the cupboard and look at all the unhealthy food I could
be eating and get a little sense of pride that I'm not eating it. It's a little backward but it seems to work when I feel like eating due to boredom.
I think if I were having an issue with food, it would be because I don't eat enough nutritious food and what I do eat is junk so I've been working on that and eating a lot of apples (well, two per day and an orange juice)to satisfy my love of sweet things.
Of those those indicators, I got a 1 or 2 so that's pretty good.
Day 13 - Explore Your Relationship With Food
I think I sort of did that before except that I didn't think of why I would eat when I'm bored. I suppose it's just out of habit that I would look and see what new things my mom buys and then I'd pick something. It would satisfy a curiosity and it would generally taste good and things that taste good are enjoyable. It would temporarily cure my boredom. I could be doing just about anything else and I already wrote about what I'm doing to improve on this habit.
My free period is just about over so I'm going to go buy my lunch before the lines start and I'll get something nice and healthy
Also thanks JadePenguin for the link to the article and I think I'll try some of the darker chocolates if I'm going to have any chocolate. I think it'd be a nice reward at the end of the week or for something positive. It won't make me feel as much like I'm cheating or something. I had the 80% one before and it was marvelous