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Back from a week's vacation.....and soda

Monday, July 08, 2013

I had a great week off. We spent two days in southern Indiana with family at Holiday World. Other than that, just puttering around the house, enjoying summer and not being at work.

Soda.
I had told myself on May 11 that I would not have a soda until July 3, knowing I was going to a theme park (which has free sodas, how cool is that? And free sunscreen). I also said that I wouldn't have anymore soda after July 4th until ???
To be honest, I tried really hard not to have soda at the theme park. It was warm, in the 80s, most of the time spent at the water park. They had a calorie free peach green tea that was horrible. And I drank water for a while. Finally I broke down and had several sodas. When I say several, the cups were very small-maybe 6-8 oz. And I actually reverted back to water towards the evening. I am not upset with myself, since that was my goal. It also was hot and I wanted liquid. I must admit the first two sodas were fantastic! The others started tasting sickly sweet and sticky. I did not have any soda on July 4th, even though I told myself I could. But, I had one raspberry lemonade this weekend.
What is my goal now regarding soda? I don't know. What I don't want is to start drinking it with regularity again. I'm thinking 1-2 a month, if I really want it. And I think at this point, I can do that without returning to having it with every meal. I think that feels the best: knowing I can control it.

But still, I haven't lost any weight. Gained 2 lbs now since May 11. Of course, my eating habits haven't changed much. I have walked a lot this last week though.
My next goal is to cook at home one time a week and the husband to do the same. We eat every meal out, except when we are at work. I hate cooking, but figure I can surely do this ONE TIME A WEEK! It won't kill me..... And we will save $$.
I am also adding more fruit to the diet. Not much veggies yet (yuck).

Exercise was upped this week naturally since I had time off. Spent time walking and just being more active. Funny how work strips this from me.
I read an article about how strength training is THE way to lose weight. It had a lot of nice arguments in it about why it was better for weight loss than cardio. Which is good, since it's cardio I don't like. I may venture into that a little further.
Anyway, tonight I am cooking tuna burgers. I may be the only person on earth that likes them.

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JUMPINJULIE 7/11/2013 2:12PM

    Your doing awesome. Sounds like a great plan. You can do it.

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40LESSOFERIN 7/9/2013 10:02AM

    Hey Kelly, I was on vacation from work too...lol and basically did the same thing. Sit on my butt and enjoyed not going to work =) glad you had a good fourth of July!! Grat plan to start cooking ONE day a week. I actually love to cook, but find it rather hard to do with a two year old under my feet...augh!! I find that using my crockpot makes my life so easy!! this may help you if you really don't want to cook but still want something healthier to eat. I also find that is doesn't heat up my kitchen either. Happy days!!
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OKBACK2ME 7/8/2013 10:37PM

    Hang in there! It is hard not to drink free cola on a hot day! You will find the more you cook good meals not prepackaged at home the weight should come off. It always amazes me when I go to chart after eating out how many more calories, sodium and fat I ate! emoticon emoticon

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