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?