Okay. Iím rough on myself, so I need to recognize one major achievement for myself.
My goal is more than just weight lossÖ it has to be permanent! It has to be habit-forming and a healthy lifestyle.
So Iím REALLY proud of myself for quitting soda. That was unbelievably hard for me. I heavily relied on the caffeine and sugar to supply my energy, motivation, and mood, when in reality it was just damaging me. When I quit cold turkey I had major withdrawals, it was like PMS+Migraines for two weeks!
For over a month I thought about soda at every meal. Nothing tasted good or felt right without a Dr Pepper. I said over and over again ďA Dr Pepper would be so good right now!Ē to the point of driving my husband insane.
Now, Iíve finally gotten used to drinking 10-12 cups of water per day. I use my water bottle at meals and ask for water at restaurants.
I wasnít perfect at the start - I ordered lemonades and drank Arnold Palmer from cans to make it feel like I was still drinking soda. But I knew that was a cop out and those things too faded.
My goal on my 22nd Birthday was to make it without soda to my 23rd Birthday, but I donít think Iíll want soda then. :)
"Faith makes things possible, not easy."
| current weight: 178.0