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I just found some things at the healt food store called Fizz (something). You add them to water, they do contain some sugar, but mostly it's vitamins vitamins vitamins (including stuff that helps to boost your metabolism), and sodium bicarbonate (to make it fizzy). 25 calories for a glass, and it's loaded with GOOD Stuff...
That might help you drink more water too...without adding the aspartame etc. that is in Crystal Lite. I really think that when we trick out bodies by eating aspartame (and other allegedly zero cal sweeteners), they just crave carbs all the more... which leads us to do things like give in to fat-ful carbs instead of eating healthy ones...
StartW: 143 10/7/06
Lowest: 124.8 12/30/06
Current W 141.0 06/22/09
Going back to the Fast Break stage sounds like a good idea for you. If you don't like water, have you tried those little Crystal Light packs? They can help it taste better.
As far as exercise, start with just a little at a time until it develops into a habit and then you can add more to your routine.
Maybe you could try joining a challenge. It helps me to have to report to my groups how I'm doing each day. Its a lot harder to make excuses about my behavior to a group of people than it is to just make excuses to myself.
Melissa - upstate NY
BLC 23 Scarlet Seals
I just put myself back into Fast Break, instead of Stage 2, because I don't think I have reached any of the goals I set for myself in the past two weeks. Granted, it has been tough with the Jewish Holidays, but that is no excuse. I find that because I have been a yo-yo dieter for so many years, it is hard to get that enthusiasm going when I start a new program. How do I get out of these old ingrained habits, and create the new habits I want to make my routine? For example, I know I don't drink enough water, and I hate water!! When I teach school, it is hard for me to get my water in, because I don't hve time to go to the bathroom...so I use that as an excuse! I have been having all the problems with my feet, so I use that as an excuse not to exercise, when there is lots that I could be doing (biking, for example). I feel like I am really in an emotional rut.