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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Well... I've done pretty well being off of Coke. I have had a few sips here and there, but all together have not had even one full 20 oz bottle since I started getting off of it 11 days ago. For me, that's crazy good.

Somehow, I have gained 2 lbs.

Well... not somehow. I've been eating really badly. I guess I've been doing that to "make up for" getting off Coke. Imagine me stuffing my face with Girl Scout cookies saying, "If I'm getting off Coke, I can at least have this!"

I've also been cooking really delicious and fattening food ala the Pioneer Woman.

Ahhh self sabotage. *Sigh.*

I'm trying to look at it as I would getting off cigarettes. Most people gain weight when they get off cigarettes. Its the price of making a healthy change, and one that can be undone with more life changes after the fact.

I'm "officially" off Coke, I believe. I am drinking my 8 glasses of water each day. I've switched to unsweet, usually-decaf tea, and no longer have the kill-me-caffeine-headaches or want-to-kill-you-crankiness from it. (They should put warnings on the bottle... "May cause emotional breakdown and/or homicidal tendencies when denied this product.")

Being "off" it means its time to make better choices in other areas. I can't use my withdrawl as an excuse anymore to wait or to eat badly / be lazy.

I'm not sure what to do next regarding my eating? I am going to commit to taking my vitamins, and trying out my Belly Dancing DVD.

I know I need to eat better, but I'm not sure how to qualify it in a way I can measure. I don't want to start counting calories yet. I'm going on vacation next week and don't want to have to worry about that until after I get back.

Any ideas for a measured change I can make with eating that will help me start to get on the right track and ease into things?
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    Congratulations on the Coke! I KNEW you could do it!

    I agree with the girls that fruits and veggies are the key. Committ to having a fruit or veggie at each meal. Put them on the plate first, and be generous with your portions. That will leave less room on the plate for the other stuff, and you won't even realize it. You go girl!!! You can do this!!!!
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    I second Kelley's suggestion. That's such a good, simple, healthy change, and it can be done without too much counting or tracking. One thing I find is that, when I make it a priority to fill up on fruits and veggies first, I have less room for the bad stuff. It works out well in several ways!

    Also, I am so proud of you and your determination to quit drinking Coke! emoticon
    3986 days ago
    how about just eat 3-5 fruits and veggies a day?
    congratulations on your success!
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