The Worst Personal Decision I’ve Made In a Long Time

Some people might call me a little competitive. I think there could be a little truth to that.

I just finished up a two month no-carb challenge with my Entrepreneur Organization forum mates. I am always up to a challenge and this is the one time where I think I probably should have walked away from the challenge and said I don’t need to go through this. There’s nothing to prove. Proving that I have will power? I certainly didn’t need to lose weight. While I think it’s good to “detox” from various things once in a while like quit coffee, alcohol, sugar, red meat… and it’s probably good to stay off carbs for a little while too. But, the length of time — two whole months was just way too long.

What did I learn? That I shouldn’t accept every challenge that comes my way. I also learned that I probably shouldn’t eat three plates of pesto pasta because it tastes good. I will likely keep my portions under control going forward. Competition is good but this is one thing that I wish I would have never participated in. What’s something that you’ve done that you wish you hadn’t?!

Updated: 11:45pm thanks @lamiki had to add this into the post!

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    • Peter Chee
      Peter Chee says:

      It’s quite funny the other people in the group that participated all think this was one of the best things they have ever done. Yes, the group accountability was good, but, I could have cheered them on from the sideline! The good thing is that I will not accept ever single challenge that comes my way! I’m learning how to say NO!

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  1. Lee Peterson
    Lee Peterson says:

    Worst personal decision: not to man up and commit myself to a diet. You’ve inspired me! It’s too easy to fall back into the habit of over-eating and forgetting about portion control.

    BTW, I’m curious why you chose that photo for the blog post. Care to enlighten me?

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    • Peter Chee
      Peter Chee says:

      Glad to have inspired you Lee. The low carb diet definitely works. One thing that also drives a ton of motivation to exercise is the Nike Fuelband. (search that + thinkspace and you’ll find my blog post on that one!)

      The photo was the best picture I could find of a guy that was acting “I can’t believe I just did that”. Also, I know a few people out there that really like Ryan Gosling so its a gift to them!

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