Three weeks ago, I gave up sodas.
Ten days ago, I gave up candy.
Two days ago, I got rid of all of the unhealthy food in our house – all of it!
I replaced the sodas with water – and a lot of it. I replaced the candy with fresh fruits and nuts. I replaced the healthy food with ‘real food’ – chicken breast, zucchini, onions, lettuce, apples, blueberries, rolled oats, etc.
How do I feel?
I feel great. I’ve lost most of the puffiness in my face and my hands. I now have energy for walking and doing push ups. I’ve also begun to discover taste buds, long deadened by repeated exposure to hyper-sugary foods and sodas.
Have I lost any weight?
I’m not sure. Instead of obsessing about my weight, I’m just eating what I think I should eat and I’m avoiding tempting foods and situations. I feel lighter, but I’m not going to weigh myself until July 1st. This blog started as an attempt to live a healthy life. Taking these steps is pushing towards that goal.
Do I miss the junk food and sodas?
Sodas – Nope. In fact, about a week ago, I took a sip of one of my favorite colas – and I was shocked by how ‘nasty’ it tasted.
Junk Food – Kinda, but not much. I miss ‘having something to eat’ – but I don’t miss how junk food made me feel. Mainly, I miss salty foods like french fries and chips. But, as for sweets, like chocolate, I’m totally over them. I don’t think I’ll ever want a cookie, again, to be honest.
I’m stoked about the changes I’m making, and I can’t wait to experience the long-term benefits of those changes.
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