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Ups and downs of a beginner...


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Well, I've overloaded on carbs the last two days....relying way too heavily on pasta-based meals (my go-to comfort meal). Despite this, I've stayed to appropriate portion sizes and have been WAY more conscious of what I eat during the day. Today, I said "I'm going to have either one of those cookies or a cup of coffee, but not both", chose the cup of coffee, and stuck with that choice. I also came to the realization that I use about 150 calories a day on coffee/coffee creamer. I've tried other alternatives to the creamer, but they just don't taste good to me so I have to come to a hard decision about my daily vice. Honestly, only two weeks in, I already feel more energized during the day and haven't really been craving/needing the coffee like I did before. I'm going to try to cut out at least one cup a day for now (I usually have two "doses" - one in the AM and one after lunch, but each cup is actually 16 oz).

Goals for tomorrow:
1. Hold off on coffee until after lunch, drink water during the morning.
2. Plan meals for the next two weeks and make a grocery list.
3. 2-mile walk
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DDOORN 1/25/2013 8:45AM

    A healthier alternative to pasta which I've been into lately have been legumes. I soak beans overnight, boil 'em up and toss 'em into my veggie soups...YUMMY on these cold, cold days!

Don

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KATHYM316 1/24/2013 9:56PM

    I hope that things go good for you in the morning of giving up your coffee..I didn't have a problem doing that but understand about the creamer..I loved my creamer..french vanilla..
Keep up the good work..

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CAROL494 1/24/2013 9:40PM

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