Thursday, July 12, 2012
Okay so I started out strong when I started my Primal lifestyle but with the summer and my love for diet soft drinks I have been really bad on my soda intake. I know all the studies on how bad they are for me and I do notice a shift in the way I eat and crave things when I drink them but I am addicted to the taste.
I like to drink water when I am exercising but generally not as a way to just drink for refreshment. I find it tasteless and boring and only drink it as a way to get my water goal done. (and haven't been doing that for months). But today I weighed in at a whopping 191 (PMS) and decided I really need to get back to eating and drinking right.
So here are my new July goals:
I will work on not drinking it at night and go from there. I noticed since I have drinking way more caffeine at night I am having trouble going to sleep and staying asleep. So I wake up multiple times during the night and then can't wake up when the alarm goes off.
Since I want to start work 30-45 minutes earlier than my current schedule I will need to NOT drink caffeinated drinks after 5PM.
Eventually I will kick the habit or at least get to the point where I do not drink it everyday. But diet coke to me is like coffee to the rest of the world. I like it in the morning (as well as a hot tea) and sip it through out my work day. When I am stressed out I grab another one to calm my nerves. I use it for this purpose a lot. It strangely relaxes me. In fact I read once that hyper active kids or kids with ADD actually calm down with caffeine. It is the way their brain's process the stuff. I in no way have ADD or am hyper active but I have been drinking the stuff for 20 years (in large amts.) and I think my adrenal glands just can't process it as efficiently as it should so I don't get hyped up like most people. But my poor sleeping pattern does show I am affected nevertheless.
Wish me luck on reducing my sodas and losing my extra 5 pounds. I really want to see 180 again so I guess I need to lose 10 lbs. total.