I think I totally owned the Two Desserts a Day challenge. That's sort of my super-power. ... dessert eating.
On the rest of it.... I see I phrased it carefully enough so that it would be hard to totally flop.
- Exercise. ...incidentally during daily life and in occasional longer duration activities.
- Healthy Eating. Go back to norm of few simple carbs and fruits or vegetables at most meals.
- Hydration Goal. Drink more tea as replacement for coffee.
- Do A Bit Extra Sometimes. ... get out there and engage with the world somehow in an active way (I need reminding to do this : )).
- Personal Care Routine -- vitamins, teeth etc.
My worst fall-through was #2.
I think I learned something. If I have a "positive" challenge it works better for me than a "restrictive" one. In other words, most of these were things I needed a simple reminder for. My problem was that I would just forget to do them, so having the challenge helped keep them closer to the top of my Think List.
On the other hand, when my inner self senses "you're going to try to take something away from me, aren't you?" the challenge doesn't work -- in fact, you could almost say it works inversely. I probably did worse on the food thing than I would have without the challenge.
So I'm thinking that maybe for these restrictive things I need a "Method" or a "Plan" not a challenge. Though I'm not an engineering type, this type of thing seems to be my preferred mode of approach. Since I happen to get gratification out of organization, I think that ends up being a psychological PLUS for me that makes up for the perceived deprivation -- or at least, gets me over that initial inertia to the point where eating less is a habit enjoyable for its own sake.