Giving up diet drinks finally
Saturday, June 02, 2012
This is by far the hardest thing I've ever done. I am trying to switch from drinking diet Coke all the time to a combination of water and tea. I've mentioned it before but this time I am really trying. I have noticed that since I've cut back on the diet drinks I crave less sugary stuff. Chocolate and ice cream are two of my biggest addictions. I haven't craved either since I cut back. Its hard for me to get used to drinking tea. I like hot tea in the winter and I can drink it with honey but I've never developed a taste for iced tea. Water alone just doesn't cut it and I've tried adding lemon or fruit, I'd rather drink it plain.
It helps with the cravings but I hope drinking normal sweetened tea doesn't make me gain weight.
On another note: I had to give up the food tracker completely. It was fun in the beginning but then I began to rebel. It was just too restrictive for me and when that happens I binge. It took me awhile to connect the two but since I've quit using it, I haven't binge ate once. I know how to eat healthy and I know portion control, I guess just having to record it was not working for me.
I need to get back on track with my exercising. Its time to start week 2 of the x-factor dvd thing. I saw immediate results the first week, but I'm a little scared to start the next week. The first time I did the wk1 workout, I was so sore I could barely walk. Now I can do it with minimal soreness. I'm pretty sure wk2 is going to hurt all over again. Its not muscle strain or anything bad, just normal hard exercise soreness. My poor treadmill has been neglected for over a week now and my bike is getting pretty dusty. I need to get my butt in gear.