Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Update: Diet, Day One

So we survived the day without carbs so far. I am craving sweets, I'll be honest. I want to grab a brownie fudge sundae and inhale it, although I know that this sacrifice is really worth it. My body is just needing to break the old, bad habit. Withdrawal is no fun.

Although we walked for an hour yesterday, we did not do as well today. The baby got us up at 5am and the older kids were up and moving around by 7am. At 9am, when the older kids were off to school, I went back to bed (I had sent my husband in at 7am since he has to work all night tonight). We got about an hour and a half catch-up sleep but neither of us seemed super-motivated to go walking or to the gym. Bad, I know...but I did have a baby less than a month ago...

Overall, I feel very good about my day. There are still foods in the house that we cannot partake of, but I did not eat any of those (and neither did my hubby). I didn't put anything in my coffee that wasn't on the "okay" list...and I have to be honest with you, it wasn't the same. And I'm a huge coffee drinker...so having it taste different wasn't a plus.

Here is where I failed miserably: I did not get my water in. I drank two glasses early this afternoon, but then because I was craving something sugary, I made some Crystal Light. I've only had two cups of that, but I had lots of coffee this morning. So my goal tomorrow is to drink more water.

That's it. I'm going to have a "No sugar added Fudgesicle" as my evening snack/dessert, and drink some more water. I can do this, and I know that in a few days, the cravings will subside...I know it.

2 comments:

Cheri said...

Keep your good attitude!

If you have a bad day then just pick yourself up the next day and move on...

e-Mom said...

Have you heard of Stevia? I buy it at the PCC (healthfood store) and use it to sweeten coffee, whipped cream, anything. It has 0 carbs, I kid you not. Try it! :~D