After my first failure I tweaked my goal a little to allow a little wiggle room to allow myself a little without going over board. I am proud to say I aced this goal. I allowed myself to have one on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Monday (then Wednesday and Friday since I missed my check in on Tuesday). I only had one green tea iced tea from Tim Horton’s on Saturday and I attempted to have a diet coke on Monday but I could barely get through 2 sips without being over whelmed by how sweet it was. I’m going to take my reaction to the diet coke as a good sign that I am not as ‘hooked’ on pop as much as I thought.
For the next week my goal is to keep the same one sugary drink every other day (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday…) but before I buy, open and drink it my goal is to make sure the drink is worth the points/calories as well as why I want it. Nothing too deep but am I drinking it because its the only option and I’m thirsty, I’m tired of water blah blah blah.
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
By starting this blog my main goal is to have it help me achieve the health goals I set for myself. I’m hoping that by choosing to do this publicly I will get encouragement and feel more accountable and make the right choices.
That being said I’m going to put some focus on a goal I have been really struggling with. I REALLY want to cut out all ‘junk food’ from my diet. Junk food is such a board term and means something different to everyone so the first thing I need to do is define what junk food means to me. This was tough because as I sit here typing this Im thinking of all the sweets Im going to miss like my Hershey Kisses, Smarties, ice cream, licorice, cookies that are not homemade, chips and the list could go on! Great now Im having some cravings. Junk food to me would also include fast food like McDonalds, Burger King and Pizza Hut. Pop and other sugary drinks would also be catorgorized under the junk food label to me. Its seems like a lot when I write it out but I know I can do this! To summarize my junk food is sugar, chocolate, chips, take out, and any sugary drinks.
Now that I have figured out the things I want to eliminate I need to pick my first route (I’m worried and planning on there being many attempts at this and I will blog about every last one I try) and after talking with a friend of mine I have decided to first try on my own by tackling one thing at a time which worked with me when I started eliminated other things when I started losing weight with Weight Watchers. I’ve decided to cut out sugary drinks (except for my one morning coffee or I don’t think the boys and I will make it though the day) and I will focus on this for the next week.
My goal: No Sugary Drinks (minus my morning coffee) for the entire week
How will I accomplish my goal: I will replace any pop, juice or any other sweetened drinks with water and If I feel I need flavoured water I will add fresh sliced citrus or berries to my water.
There it is my very first mini goal set and I will update everyone on how I am doing at the end of the week even if I fail horribly. Hopefully I succeed and I get one step closer to being a slave to junk food.
THX for reading