Here it is… round up for the week:
Goal 1: Cook at home most nights of the week: FAIL
But it was Triangle Restaurant Week, so I’m taking a pass.
Goal 2: Have a max of 4 non-water drinks per week: SUCCESS!
After not doing so well the past couple weeks, I finally got this one!
A little history on this: When I was growing up, we drank sweet tea. And I mean sweet Southern tea. Delicious. If we went out, I drank Coke. At some point, my mom went through a ‘oh my goodness, all this sugar is so unhealthy’ phase and switched it up. She went to Diet Coke, which I can’t stand. So I ended up drinking pretty much only water through all of high school. The water habit was awesome and healthy and not a big deal once I got used to it, but then… college.
Thanks to the unlimited dining hall soda, I got seriously addicted to soda. A couple years ago, I gave it up cold turkey. (Well, not quite. I drank a lot of chocolate milk to get through the caffeine withdrawals.) After two weeks or so, I was mostly cured of my addiction. I dropped 5 pounds almost immediately, felt way better not needing a ton of caffeine every day, and had some annoying stomach issues nearly vanish. But I still have a big weakness for a nice cold Co-Cola, as the BF’s Granny would call it. And the more I have, the more I want. It’s a cycle. So… back to water it is.
I’ve noticed that I really want Coke with certain junk foods or at certain times. Like at the movies, where our snack is always buttered popcorn and a Coke slushie. Or when we have pizza, which I feel just requires a Coke to go with it. So part of kicking this habit is also eating healthier and avoiding those junk foods. Sometimes I can just have one sip of the BF’s soda and then be fine. If that’s all it takes to curb my cravings and go back to my glass of water, then I think that’s okay.
Goal 3: Practice yoga once a week and take a walk at least once a week: FAIL
The weather was awful — we even had ice/snow. My office had a delayed start one day and got out early another day. I keep inside when it’s cold, and I certainly don’t drive anywhere when there’s frozen stuff on the ground. And then I planned to go to yoga on Sunday, but ended up spending the day on the couch feeling sick.
Now that I was finally successful with avoiding soda, this week I’m going to try to focus on this goal. I think maybe I need to find a friend to go to yoga with me. That would certainly help.