This past weeks goal was to cut out pop/soda and artificially sweetened beverages for the entire week. Perhaps this sounds like a slice of cake for some - but I had come to love my Diet Coke and Coke Zero! I don't drink coffee ( never have) so I think I relied on it for the small caffeine hit, and well, I just love the fizz!
Anyways, I had worried that it would be easy when I was home, but hard when I was out an about. Surprisingly, it got easier as the days passed. Knowing I was working towards a goal at the end of the week motivated me not to give in to cravings! Even a dinner out last night didn't have me breaking my diet and my Soda challenge!
I am thoroughly impressed myself *snicker*
Somethings I've noticed this past week :
I have not felt bloated once. Not one single time.
I have had no gas/indigestion/rumbly tummy :-)
I have had no heartburn
I have amazed myself how much easier it has been to get my 8-10 glasses of water a day.
Now, I don't plan on cutting out the odd soda every now and then completely - I want it to be a treat, not a staple.
Oh, and the biggest bonus this week? Combined with sticking to my diet for the week, I LOST 4 POUNDS. Booyah!
Stay tuned tomorrow for next weeks challenge!