Tuesday, 25 May 2010

101 in 1001 - Item 58...

Go three weeks without eating chocolate or drinking coke

...has been completed!

Well, actually it's been completed for a couple of days and is still on going.  Today is day 25 without chocolate or coke (starting on the first of the month makes tracking these things easy!).  Which for this girl who had a serious addiction to both and wasn't doing great at cutting them down but not out is amazing.  The end of this month is my current mini goal but I think two months is my real goal at present.

But, of course, in reality, this has to be how I eat for the rest of my life if I want to maintain my weight and lose weight.  I must admit that's been something I've been trying to get my head round and it's not been particularly easy.  Never is probably too much of a goal but an occasional small (normal) sized portion would be OK. When I went to the nurse she described it as the first month is trying things out and the second month is reinforcing that this is it.

I do and I don't miss them both.  Yesterday I was in the mood where I would have liked some chocolate but I knew I didn't need it and not having it didn't bother me really after a little while.  Plus, as I reminded myself the weather being so hot it would have been all melty and not as nice.

Coke I think is more then that.  But part of that comes down to how ingrained in our society that drink is.  That's something that I've been noticing a lot lately and I'm not sure I like it.  I'd post a big rant about that but I'd rather go read a book right now I think.  Actually I think I miss it less than chocolate, especially since I've realised that about society but it's harder to avoid.  If you go to the pub and you don't want to drink alcohol and don't drink coke, what do you drink?  Both times I've been lately I've had J20 (which gets a bit sickly after a while) - and comments about how I may as well be drinking coke.

The best things about not drinking coke or eating chocolate.

Finally, my weight was up 1 1/4 lb this morning.  But that's to be expected for a number of reasons and I'm not disappointed.  I've still lost 5lb this month and if I keep doing that every month for the rest of the year (I do realise this may be an unrealistic goal) I could lose another two and a half stone.

oh and if you want to read the rest of my 101 in 1001 list or find out what the project is about - this is the link


Molly said...

Well done Emma :D

Moll x x

Journo June aka MamaBear said...

You are doing a great job! Keep making healthy choices.

Traci said...

Good for you for cutting both out! That had to be hard.

Heather said...

Well done. That's a hard nut to crack. You should be proud of yourself.
I don't eat chocolate but sometimes drink caffeine-free cola which you can't get in the pub. Soda and lime is nice, refreshing, not too sweet and as a bonus is really cheap. Next time try that :-)


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