So apparently there is a no soda in September challenge. Well apparently my mind got things a little backwards. It's mostly interesting because soda is really the easiest thing for me to give up. Now I love Dr. Pepper and Coca-cola don't get me wrong, but for some reason its not that hard for me to say no to. I have them occasionally but they aren't really a problem. I probably had 2 or 3 coke zeros for the month of August. So the no soda challenge seemed like a no brainer, non challenge really. But apparently the mention of soda made me want it really bad. Now thank goodness that I didn't have real soda around. BUT I did have 3 coke zeros. And they were deeeelicious.
The eating has been mostly good today but we had dinner at my moms and although I said no to pie, there was some delicious bread at dinner and I had 2 and 1/2 slices. I also caved when the Vienna Finger cookies were in front of me. I had 4. And this was really disappointing to me. It's funny how something you used to eat without thought becomes so big when you don't eat it any more. In the scheme of things, what I had was perfectly reasonable. I guess I'm still trying to find that balance.
Tomorrow I plan to go for a swim tomorrow morning. I can't put off the exercising much longer. I'm getting used to the healthier eating but now its time to start burning my fat stores away and building muscle. Now I always hate gaining muscle because I gain it so easily (thank you genetics) so I know that while things are evening out I won't lose as quickly as I would like. But I won't let this be an easy excuse. It's a flimsy one and only takes you so far. I also plan on really upping my water intake. And no more soda. Promise.