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This challenge is not an all-or-nothing thing—the only failure is in not trying. – Sinda A. Today is day 28 of my Ever Better Challenge, which is no desserts for 30 days in the hope of losing a little weight. I recognize that skipping dessert is easy for some people, but I’m not one of them. It’s much easier for me to skip meals and go straight to the good
It’s been a long 21 days. I think giving up desserts for my Ever Better Challenge (Evernote’s 30-day program to help you finish what you start) was a decent idea, but it might have been an easier feat after the holidays. I never noticed how ubiquitous holiday desserts were until this year. Every day was an obstacle course—coworkers bringing baked goods to the office! Friends, neighbors, and relatives giving treats
So, about that cookie I mentioned in last week’s blog… It was an accident. Sometimes setbacks are. Like when you want to start running every day, but you sprain your ankle. Or when you commit to an Ever Better Challenge to stop eating desserts, but a tray of warm chocolate chip cookies is placed in front of you at your office’s holiday party—and you instinctively grab one and take a
I’m grumpy. People are starting to ask me if I’m OK. I politely tell them I’m fine, but the truth is I’m craving desserts. It feels like something is missing. I don’t want to get too existential, but life has felt a little empty over the last week. It’s been about seven days since I stopped eating dessert for my Ever Better Challenge. So far, I have lost a pound
I’m typing this on Monday morning, although I suppose that’s not a very meaningful detail. How about: I’m typing this on Monday morning—without the aid of the chocolate-hazelnut croissant I treat myself to at the beginning of each week. Why? Because today is the first day of my Ever Better Challenge, which is no desserts for 30 days in the hope of losing a little weight. (You might be thinking
Why do we make resolutions we have no intention of keeping? Why do we join gyms in January but abandon them by the middle of February? Why do we abandon our resolutions so quickly? Does it stem from a lack of willpower? Do we have terrible habits? Probably not. The most likely reason is we have no idea how to go about turning resolutions into goals. It’s not possible to
A new year is a time for new beginnings, whether we’re pursuing a goal, changing careers… or, in our case, re-launching a podcast. The old Evernote podcast had a good run (from 2009 to 2013, with a couple of special installments after that), and we were sad to see it go. We’ve wanted to revive the podcast for a while now, so when we began talking about New Year’s resolutions
A new year is upon us, which means it’s time to break out the champagne and survey the months ahead. It’s only natural to think in terms of fresh starts and new opportunities when the calendar changes, whether that means improving our health, acquiring a new skill, or picking up a neglected hobby. But as many of us know, resolving to change is one thing. Making those changes stick is