Monday, January 17, 2011
Yep, I'm finishing up day 17 with no Diet Coke. My youngest daughter checks up on me every day via text to make sure I'm staying strong. She's already asking me if my clothes are getting looser yet
No, they really aren't but I will say that I think the carb cravings have decreased. Maybe there is something to this theory after all. I still want one every day, especially first thing in the morning and at work, but I drink my water with a little lemon added and I get through it.
Last week I added chocolate to my list. Someone suggested I could still indulge in a piece of dark every now and then and it makes sense. But I also know my limits. If I started down that path, I might not be able to stop so for now....all chocolate is off limits.
This next week I will be adding instead of taking away. I plan to get up about 20 minutes earlier every morning and get on the treadmill. I've tried this before with limited success, but this time I've surprised myself so far with my successes, there is no reason I can't accomplish this goal, too
By the end of this year I will enter a new decade and I want to start out the next one without ever having to worry about weight again. That doesn't mean I won't maintain a healthy lifestyle, I'm just really tired of having a closet filled with six different sizes, not liking the way I look in those clothes, depleted energy, etc, etc, etc.
I've also started something else when I'm home alone. I wear tights and a snug t-shirt and pray no one rings the doorbell. I think the benefits of this (at least in my mind) are twofold. I feel like moving more when I have less on
and every time I pass a mirror and see every bulge and roll I'm motivated to stay with the program. I've just told my husband that he has to call me before he leaves his office so I can change.