If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again. – Groucho Marx
If you knew me personally, you would have known that I am addicted to cold desserts.
Every time after lunch or dinner, I would go for a round of ice kacang, chendol or even McDonald’s McFlurry.
Almost every single day.
Or every other day.
It has been become a very unhealthy lifestyle, and I suddenly have this thought in my head, Why don’t I go cold turkey for a month?
Well, I know I set myself up for failure. But there is a lesson to it.
For the 25 days (I started late), I had one McDonald Sakura Blackcurrant McFlurry, two ice kacang, one chendol, and one mango milk ice.
You may have thought – haha, you lost the challenge!
But to me, this is what I learnt.
Should I cry over the five times I failed the challenge? Or should I rejoice in successfully maintaining abstinence over 20 days?
Failure happens. All the time. To everyone. Should you give up? Or keep going?
Over 20 days of desserts-free days, and I felt the addiction isn’t that great after all.
And by the way, I did cheat a little. Instead of icy, cold desserts, I went for the hot ones – red bean soup. Haha.
But the thing here is this. Eating too much of cold desserts isn’t good for your health. I knew it, but I always felt powerless to change.
But now I know. What you put your mind to it, you can achieve it.
I consciously chose fruit juice over ice kacang.
I consciously say no, not now, not today, to chendol.
So, did I win or did I lose in the challenge? It is all in the perspective that you are looking at.
For me, it has served its purpose.
What should I do next for October?
What challenge would you do this coming month?