Whatever you call it, it's bad for you. I don't care what you say. Diet, not diet, it doesn't matter. It's an unholy amount of sugar/sweetener that your body isn't supposed to have. It's bad. So....Today marks one week without the nasty stuff. Don't get me wrong. I love love LOVE Sprite and I miss my Cherry Coke straight outta Steak 'N' Shake! But Seriously, Hips don't lie, and my say "Oh yah...she likah the sodah".
That's not to say I'm all skinny now. Am I making my goal? Probably not. I'm down 12 pounds right now, as far as I can tell. I'm not jumping on a scale all the time. Someone recently asked me what I was doing to lose weight. I'm doing "me". What does that mean? Changing things slowly but surly. That's the only way it's going to work. Going whole hog and giving everything up will only make me binge later. I know. Been there, done that. Can't keep doing it. So, I gave up the soda. I found my body does crave sweet when I take away the drinks like that. So, I've had a little candy here and there. Not a lot! Don't throw the tar at me! Just a little, to keep me from driving through somewhere and grabbing food and drinks I shouldn't have.
Food. I'm making better choices. Better snacking choices, less snacking. Trying very hard to eat less, and if I do eat more, eat better more, make sense? Yeah I know. Eat a better variety. Eat a salad before dinner, a healthy salad. I'm trying to do protein in the am. That's difficult. Very. Shakes are hard for me, and I'm not sure why.
Water. It's important, right? I don't like it. I just mean, it's boring. So, I've read so many things about how many ounces you are supposed to drink a day. Everyone says something different. I stick with half your body weight in ounces. If you weight 200 pounds, that would be 100 ounces of water. That's hard. Just saying. PS, I'm more than 200 pounds. So, I'm getting there, and I think that's helping me lose weight too. Maybe?
But I still have a long way to go. My clothes are fitting different. That's a good sign. I climbed a set of stairs the other day like it was nothing, and it felt good. Not the usual struggle! But I still can't walk long distances without being very out of breath and having pain, then sweating a lot. I hate that. I have to lose about 20 more pounds for that to go away. Can I do that? 20 pounds in 3 weeks? Oh my. Let's see if I can. I'm sure gonna try!! I want to have a good, fun vacation!!
PS, I'm a Red Head now. it's kinda fun!!
Hasta La Pasta!