No coffee, soda, or juice for two months. LOTS of water. Like, at least the minimum recommended amount, which I have been lax on for months.The reason:
I know for a fact that when I only drink water or tea, I retain less water and weigh less - I can't really explain but carbonation somehow makes me carry around a little something extra. Last but not least, many calories saved. Oh, also, I want to wear a pretty pretty dress to a holiday party, so this is part of my overall hardcoreness for the next two months.The larger reason:
I depend way too heavily on coffee especially and to a lesser degree flavored beverages & "junk" drinks, to get me through the day. I was feeling like it was a necessary evil because of my workload right now - I needed something to at least give me the sugar, caffeine, reward, or placebo effect necessary to plow through. But it long ago reached a plateau of effectiveness on all counts, and I've been trying to be healthier, fitter, a bit more aware of the quality of food I am consuming. As part of my re-commitment to nutritional awareness, it was time to cut the crap, pun intended (though I apologize).Why I am posting this here:
Two reasons. One, accountability. Two, I am trying a new thing where I photograph what I eat so I can more accurately document it, and I may occasionally post those photos and any comments here for the aforementioned reason one. Writing it down, counting calories, those are decent, but it takes a lot more time than snapping a photo with either the camera that is always in my bag or my iPhone. And it's more fun to post to a blog ;) I have been going to Weight Watchers for almost 2 years now with marginal success, dropped out for about three months, and I'm still trying to get enthused about it, or at least consistent with journaling, again. Maybe if I find the right format, I'll stop having such a "fuck it" attitude about keeping track of what I'm eating. Guesstimating, it is not working.
Wish me luck!