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Monday, March 06, 2017
I'm now 4 years into being soda free.
I'm 3 years into being fast food free (nothing with a drive through except Dunkin Donuts)
I'm 3 months into being Dunkin Donuts free.
Giving up soda was easier than I thought for someone who was downing 2-3 per day. I never kept it in my house but had no qualms paying $1.25+ per 20 oz bottle of goodness. I was a Coke fiend. I tried Diet Coke and then read about all the fake sugars. So I went back to full on Coke and thought...at least it's not Diet Coke!
The following New Years after I gave up Soda, I gave up all drive through foods. I forbid myself from eating at any place that had a drive through. This lasted for four months before I broke down and started eating and drinking Dunkin Donuts (only ever for breakfast) nearly every day. However, I still remain 2 full years free of all other drive through foods.
In June 2016 I was out with my best friend and her kids. We spent the day sweating at a community fair designed for little kids. It was f-ing. hot. I mean...melting f-ing humid hot. I was in a bit of a meltdown when I conceded to a Frappucino something or other from McDonalds. I had made a year and a half without fast food from anywhere but Dunkin and I felt like I "earned" it.
Jump forward to today and see my other blog entry. Right after my decision to "do" something, I drove to McDonalds and bought an Orea McFlurry. And you know what? I don't feel bad about it! It was delicious and while it didn't satisfy the craving I've been having for a McDonald's Milkshake, it did the trick for what I needed...control. I made a decision and I went for it.
Now, when someone bring donuts to work, I'm going to have one. And probably another. When someone offers to buy me something from Dunkin, I decline.
In giving up soda and fast food, you'd think the pounds would just melt off..right?
Giving up fast food only made it easier for me to grab a pizza or grinder somewhere. The problems with me aren't fast food...it's carbs. Gooey delicious, usually circular in nature, carbs. The more sugar and cheese the better!
I go to my doctor and revel in the fact I've made such large/sweeping/long lasting changes to my diet and I still continue to gain weight. I still continue to see an increase in my A1C meds. My clothes still don't fit. I keep having to stuff myself into the same clothes as always.
What's the problem you ask? Were you paying attention? Carbs.
The fact that I'm nearly motionless from the minute I get home. My job is so mentally draining sometimes I just want to veg. I've been vegging for a long time. It's time to change my routine. I don't have kids. I'm not involved in any regular events or groups. I have no excuses.