So last night I felt full and uncomfortable. I'd had an regular almost regular day: low point breakfast, snacks, and lunch. My evening, however, was due to be a busy one with school picnic, personal training, and then dancing with my friends.
When I picked up the kids from daycare I took them to our local hot dog place to get them a couple of kids meals for the picnic and myself a mini chicken pita with no mayo. This is usually an ok meal that allows me to stay within my daily point budget. The only difference this time around is that I was thirsty and instead of getting myself a water, I got myself a diet coke.
Now, I used to describe myself as a "Diet Coke Addict". I used to have 1 or 2 a day, and if there was a particular day when I didn't have a diet coke, i'd get irritable until I had one.
In this weight loss program I decided to no longer buy diet coke, in the interest of being healthy. I figured if I'd gotten to 222lbs drinking diet coke along with my unhealthy sedentary lifestyle, obviously the "diet" part wasn't working.
Yesterday I had the diet coke with my mini pita and I felt uncomfortable, with a bloated belly for at least 2 hours after. I finally felt better after I did my 1 hour of personal training (my trainer Vicky is deceptively sweet... but really makes me work harder each time).
It's amazing that with only one month into this new, healthy lifestyle, my body has grown adverse to soda like that. In a way, I'm glad, because we drink soda a lot of times in substitution of water, and that's not good for hydration. I also realize now how much I dislike feeling too full or bloated. These feelings were commonplace before I started on this weight loss journey. Eating my points and exercising has put my body in a constant state of "not too ful, not too hungry... just right" which gives me more energy and puts me in a good mood.
Onto a different but related subject, this week I lost 1.6lbs at my weigh-in. Deep inside I'd wished it had been more, like the previous week, but that's just fine. At least I'm losing weight and feeling better every day. That's what matters! Onto another 1.6lbs!
Original weight: 222lbs
Current weight: 204.6lbs
Pounds lost: 17.4lbs