My mini goal focus has been to keep my sugary drink consumption to one drink every other day and I am proud to say I have been doing really good since I last posted about this mini goal on July 20th I have been to the movies twice and only once did I get a diet coke and I barely made it half way through before it started making me feel sick. When did this crap get so sweet? The second time I went with S and it was a different theater that had bottled water so I got that instead. Since my last post I also went out to eat twice and got a diet coke each time , again I didn’t even finish it because it so sickly sweet and I’m now turned off from pop of any kind completely. The only time I want to get it is when I’m craving the carbonation so I think I’m going to try carbonated water and maybe flavor it with some citrus or something because pop just makes me want to throw up these days.
I‘ve been thinking a lot about my new goal and its one of the reasons It has taken me longer then I planned to write this post and I want this one to be more of a challenge. My next goal is to not buy any sweets this week and by sweets I mean chips, chocolate bars, cookies and candy of any sort. The only sweets I will have are the ones I make. I am taking B for Menchies frozen yogurt tomorrow which will be tough for me since they have all kinds of delicious toppings like gummy worms, smarties. peanut butter cups (my favorite) but I will stick to my half cup of frozen yogurt with a couple of those juicy fruit popper thingys on top.
Its been a hectic weekend here and Ive had a few slip ups with my first goal which is a little embarrassing but I’m not giving up!
I did good most of the week. I’ve only had my morning coffee each day and plain water the rest of time. Friday was B’s 5th birthday and I held strong until lunch when I caved and had a snack size McDonald’s vanilla frappe which was beyond delicious and reminded my why I’m addicted to these things. I swore them off for the rest of the week but my will power wasn’t strong enough because the next day I did it again I had another snack size frappe. Although it was just as delicious as the one before it I promised myself that I wasn’t going to have another until the end of the week and I’m proud to say Ive stayed strong and haven’t had one since Saturday. Saturday night Ive also had a ‘Karma Water’ and another one on Sunday these claim to be healthy which was my justification as to why I had them but now sitting here and reflecting on it it was a poor excuse to cheat on my goal and no matter how good it tasted it didn’t make me feel any less guilty about cheating. Sitting here on my couch as I type this I am proud to say that I haven’t had a single sugary drink since Sunday and although it wasn’t that long ago I still should celebrate the small victories.
After thinking about the past week and my slip ups and small victories I needed to reexamine my goal. Maybe giving up all sugary drinks for the week was a little ambitious and not at all realistic for myself. When I started with weight watchers I slowly cut things out since giving things up cold turkey NEVER works for me and leads to some binges (such as the Friday, Saturday, Sunday episode). I have decided to alter my mini goal from zero sugary drinks to one every other day this week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday).
Ill post back next Tuesday about any success and any failures (hopefully only success this time).
Thanx for reading