(When trying to think of an appropriate title for this post, all I could think about was this oldies song!)
So, a month ago, I stated that my challenge for April was to floss every day. Boy, did I fall short this time around! I improved my 2-3 times a week to just 4 times/week. It's hard to get into a new habit. I often forgot, and a few times, I confess, I just didn't feel like it. Kind of funny, since it takes less than a minute to do, plus I knew I'd have to report back here on my blog!
My May challenge should also have a positive impact on my teeth, as I want to be intentional about consuming less sugar. Though I would consider myself a pretty healthy eater when it comes to meals, I am a snacker and a sweet tooth, and that does not make the best combination. I have some kind of dessert (cookie/s, piece of candy) after one or two meals a day, and sometimes I also reach for a sweet snack in the afternoon or evening. It's really a lack of discipline, and that's why I'm targeting it for my next challenge. The fact that I feel embarrassed about what I just admitted to you will hopefully be some good motivation for decreasing my sugar intake to one serving of sweets each day!
I thought about doing some kind of sugar detox--as in not eating any--but I know myself well enough that I would be setting myself up to fail with such an extreme attempt. This goal I've set will be challenging for me. As I've often heard my mom say, "Everything in moderation."
I often have headaches, and lately I've wondered if there's a connection to the amount of sugar I'm consuming. I've done some on-line research on the effects of sugar, but haven't come to any real conclusions at this point. If you have thoughts on the subject, I am interested to hear them!