Molly’s Special K Challenge: Bumps In The Road

Let me preface this by saying that I’m the type of girl that dives into a pool headfirst and then worries later if it was a bad idea. I took to the Special K Challenge with the same kind of fervor. The first two days were fairly simple, partly because I was so excited.

I’ve developed a nice little routine; I wake up like ten minutes early and enjoy a bowl of cereal while watching Good Morning America. It’s actually nice to not be running insanely late in the mornings for a change. During my three hour-long summer class I snack on the fruit crisps. I have a protein shake for lunch (I ran out and bought more, they are actually so good. It tastes just like chocolate milk and does an excellent job of filling me up), and for dinner I’ve been sticking to things like Chicken Noodle Soup or hamburgers without the bun, salmon, just healthier foods in general.

I’ll admit that I was a little discouraged when I didn’t see results after the first two days, but with any great thing it’s going to take time. Something I’ve noticed so far about the Special K Challenge isn’t the weight loss, but the fact that I’m actually paying attention to what I’m eating.

I experienced my first hiccup the other night when my family and I went out for my sister’s 22nd birthday. She insisted we go to a place that solely serves Italian food, so one can only imagine how fatty it is. I ended up deciding not to snack all day just in case, and I actually found that it was incredibly hard to get through the meals without the snacks in between. By the time we got to dinner I was starving, and I ended up eating way too much pasta and being really angry with myself. On top of feeling guilty for the pasta, I had a soda and ended up feeling bloated the whole rest of the evening. In conclusion, after two days, my pants still feel a little tight, there have been some bumps on the road, but all in all I think I’m doing well. I’m predicting that I’ll lose the fervor that I started with, but I’m really hoping that in two weeks I’ll still be going strong.

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