Monday, September 13, 2010
Playing Wii Tennis with a friend.
It is really fun to do Wii games. Tennis and Boxing seem to be the most physical of the games so far. I know I don't burn off as many calories as with the Taebo or Turbo Jam, but it sure is a lot of fun. I don't have to talk myself into doing something. I actually can feel my upper body has been doing something. I think I burned off a whole lot more calories boxing a friend of mine on Saturday than it said. It really depends how much you get into it.
Vino and I had a long talk again yesterday. He really wants me to succeed at losing weight, so there were some points he made that I am still trying to get my brain wrapped around. First off, he wants me to get away from the artificial sweeteners. I don't know if any of you grew up like me. My mom was the Saccharine Queen. She used saccharine in her coffee back when I was a little girl. I went on my first official diet when I was only 11. Which means I have been using artificial sweeteners for 36 years.
So one of my goals this week is to get off of artificial sweeteners. I don't know if that means I will replace it with sugar or just try not using the saccharine tablets in my coffee. I did try that this morning. I am not dying. It will take time for me to get used to it. I thought if I can't deal with just creamer in my coffee, I will add a teaspoon of sugar. The other place I get most of my artificial sweeteners is Diet Coke. I figure I shouldn't be drinking the stuff anyway. It has aspertame in it, which I know is not good.
Well, that is what I am doing to take control this week. One small step- although it will feel big.