Glo, That happens to me often. Pop for me is a real temptation. You put it in from of me at dinner time and I just think dinner taste better with one glass after the other, next thing I know i've drank like 30 ounces.... But you really have to try harder to say NO to yourself. Pop is bad for us and loaded with sugar plus it makes us soooooo bloated too. I noticed that when I haven't drank pop in a few days and than I give in that not even a couple of hours after I am very bloated and gassy and for days..... It tastes good but the effects and consequences are not worth it. Don't buy it, and when eating out just ask for ice water and remember the reason why. Plus water is so much better for us. I have been so far about 8 days pop-sober free. You can do it just focus on that one day at a time. Hang in there. You cannot do anything about the pop you drank, so forgive yourself and let it go. Tomorrow stay focused. Just also think that when you just put in 30 minutes or an hour of hard work called exercise and burn calories it only takes 1 pop to give you the calories back. And all the hard sweat was for nothing. You can do it!
Long-term Goal: To overcome my hesitation and stay focused long enough no matter what happens in my life.
Medium-Term Goal: Reaching my goal 5% at a time.
Short-Term Goal: *Drink my water daily *30 min Exercise (and work my way up) 4 times/wk
"Give TODAY your 100% effort, and after 365 TODAYS see what you have accomplished"
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Pounds lost: 18.2
Fitness Minutes: (400) Posts: 84 9/25/11 10:57 P
Glo, Try not to be hard on yourself. We all have setbacks. Remember the slogan - One Day At A Time". Take it slowly. I tend to get down on myself because my weigh-ins at TOPS go up and down all the time - it is a yo yo effect and I hate it, but the ladies are encouraging me because we all seem to do the same thing. No one can tell us exactly how to take off all the pounds because our bodies are all made differently. For me, I have osteoarthritis and I don't get as much exercise as I used to. THere are some foods I should stay away from but my husband does the cooking so I am not gonna change how he cooks - I just need to try harder to cut back on my portions. I do find if I actually hand write in a journal what I eat every day that it can help me a bit with not overeating. I write what I eat but not the exact amount cause I don't measure anything. If you tend to drink pop, try easing off slowly and replacing with water. The more you get used to drinking water, the less you will desire to drink other beverages. Hope this helps somewhat.
MaryBeth from Ontario
current weight: 209.0
Fitness Minutes: (400) Posts: 84 9/25/11 9:19 P
I did good for most of the week and then yesterday and today I ate and drank pop, like before I joined SP. I don't want to go back to my old ways I really want to be successful this time. I'm a newbie of five days and just wanted to know if any of you have done this. Start off dedicated and then do lousy for a couple of days? If you did were you still successful did you get back in the game and how??? Need some advice I'd appreciate it.
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