Good Monday morning!!! Well, I am at the 2 and a half week mark of my diet. I have been trying so hard to stick with my 1400 calories a day and it is getting easier. I heard somewhere that it takes something like 21 days for you to form a new habit. I'm almost there!!!! I have not had pop/soda up until Saturday evening at a picnic we went to. The pop was in a drink that the hostess made so it wasn't pure pop in a cup. After that I drank my detox water that I brought with me. If you are looking for a refreshing and addicting way to drink water you need to try it.
Detox water recipe:
1/2 cucumber sliced
2 lemons sliced
12 fresh mint leaves
Throw all of this in a pitcher and keep it in your fridge. I used it for 2 days and kept adding water to it as I drank it. I drank 4 or more glasses in a day. I warn you it makes you pee!!!! lol It is suppose to help get rid of any water weight gain you have so that your body can burn fat more efficiently. I don't know if it's true, but it is really yummy!
I'm sure you're wondering if I'm making any progress. Well, if you'll remember I don't own a scale so I haven't been weighing myself. However, I do work as a paramedic and have access to scales. So the other morning when we took a patient to dialysis I stepped on their scale. To my dismay it actually showed I weighed more than what I did at the doctor's office. My partner did remind me that all of the clothes, boots, and equipment we carry do weigh quite a bit. I left it all on when I got on the scale. So, I'm not discouraged at all. lol. I will say though I am noticing a change in my muffin top/ spare tire. I know you are thinking there is no way you can tell in 2 1/2 weeks. I'm not down a pants size but I can tell I'm not as bloated. I'm pretty happy about my progress anyway!!! I thought I'd show you some pictures today. I should've worn the same clothes but you'll get the idea. lol
The pictures on the left in teal are when I started... the ones in the dark blue shirt are today. Please ignore how icky I look today. lololol it's laundry day!!!!
So, I am showing progress in my eyes!!! This makes me want to keep going. I do need to add some belly exercises, but I'm trying to decide which will be the best for my fibromyalgia so I don't feel like I've been kicked in the gut for days on end. lol.
I'm trying to get a few things done today and will try to post again soon. Have a great day!!!!