Yesterday marked 6 months on this journey. Since my before picture was with my mom on her birthday it seems fitting to put up a picture of the two of us six months later.
I’d really hoped to be down 50 pounds by now, but I’m pretty happy with 48.
I’m also happy to be done with diet coke. It was much easier to give up than I expected it to be. I’m not going to say that I’ll never drink another drop of the stuff, but I’m not ever going to get back into my several bottles a day habit. Now that the hard part is over I’ve decided to order it in restaurants if I feel like it or have a glass at a friend’s house every now and then. I’m in this for the rest of my life and I really don’t want to say that ANY food or drink is off limits forever. I’m trying to learn moderation. :) Anyway, the soda thing may take care of itself. I had a sip of my husband’s diet Pepsi last night in the car and it was nasty! lol
The new SBD challenge starts today. I did quite well with the last challenge (4 and 1/2 cups of veggies or more daily) but I’ve gotten lax on the dairy again. I need to continue to focus on getting enough of both in.
My new goal isn’t about WHAT I eat, it’s about when I eat it. I’ve been snacking after supper whether I’m hungry or not. Usually fruit, veggies or nuts, good foods, but I’m eating them because I feel like munching, not because I’m hungry. So, I am not going to snack after supper between now and Memorial Day. If I think I really need something I’ll have a cup of tea or something cold to drink.