Well, I did it. I am actually doing it.
What you may ask??
Well, I GAVE UP diet coke, actually all diet sodas. Yep, you read that right, GAVE IT UP!
I had ran out of diet coke but I still had a cube of diet mountain dew and none of it was on sale anywhere (I only buy it if it's on sale) so I thought it would be a good time. So I drank that last diet mt dew and decided November 1 would be the day! So what did I do on Halloween? I had THREE diet cokes! I NEVER do that but darn it, I was going to enjoy it that last day.
Do I miss it? Sometimes. The hardest time has been lunch b/c I ALWAYS had one at lunch time--ALWAYS. I had started ordering water when we would go out just b/c sodas had gotten so expensive. I do order tea at certain places (especially Panera--LOVE their tea) but it's unsweetened. I aim for 160 ounces of water a day and I am having NO problem getting that in now...I usually get more.
Have I had withdrawal? Not really. I didn't have the caffeine headaches like I thought I would. I was smart enough to start this on a Saturday so I was busy and was able to get my Starbuck's fix as well. :)
I have had this dull ache at the base of my skull on the left side for over a week now. I learned from my massage therapist yesterday that it is probably aspartame/sacchrin withdrawl. I had never heard of such a thing but it makes sense.
As far as eating and my diet....well I lost 3# at my weigh in on October 30th. I gained 2# the next week (11/6) and this week I am still the same as last week. I think the last time I blogged about exercise I was aiming for 4 days on the elliptical that week and I got it! BUT...I haven't been on there since. :( Yes, there are excuses but the main one is I have been SO EXHAUSTED!!! DS2 hasn't been sleeping through the night and DS1 has had strep throat (DH also had it). Along with that, I have been working a lot of nights b/c everyone has been sick and I've made a lot of trips to the pediatrician. This week has been better with not a lot of work at night but I've still been so darn tired. I have no idea what's going on there.
BUT...this week will be different. I am making a promise to myself that I will get on that elliptical Friday, Saturday, Sunday and one more night before my WI next Thursday. I will plan my meals, I will eat all my fruit (vegetables haven't been a problem), and I will be better about portion control. I haven't been eating bad...it's just my portion control is out of control. I've been making a big huge pot of vegetable soup every week and that's been my saving grace for lunches and it's so darn good and very good for you! :) I really want to see 174 by Thanksgiving(I was 178.8 today and 176.6 on October 30) if not lower. I CAN DO IT!!!
Okay, I think that's it from me. I NEED to blog more...I WANT to blog more. I will make that time if I can get DH to give me room at the computer (gosh, I need a laptop). I hope you will see more of me blogging...but less of the actual me! :)