It has only been a couple of days, but so far this week hasn’t been a total disaster, like the previous two weeks were. Stating that my eating hasn’t been a total disaster could be interpreted to mean it hasn’t been anywhere near perfect either. I’m working on it, not being perfect, but doing better.
The good news is that I haven’t had any take-out, delivery or dining out in the last couple of days. All food has been prepared at home. Also, I have been trying to drink more water. Eventually, I will eliminate diet soda. As it stands now, most days I only have one 20 oz. Diet Mountain Dew in the evening. Caffeine doesn’t affect me, so having it in the evening doesn’t mess with my sleep. Some days though I may have an extra soda, a diet coke with one of my meals. Just because caffeine doesn't affect me or because it's not a sugar soda, it's still bad and one of the many habits I need to break.
The bad news involves a lunch that consisted of a plate of nachos and consumption of some leftover cake from my nephew’s birthday.
If it is in the house, I will eat it. Same goes for the diet soda, especially the Dews, if it’s in the house, I will drink it. Why is this stuff in the house in the first place? It’s here, because my husband won’t stop bringing it in. I don’t think he is going to stop anytime soon, so it will be up to me to learn how to avoid the food and beverages that don’t fit the way I want to eat. My husband isn’t interested in cutting out grains (especially giving up bread or pasta), dairy, sugar and he’s definitely not ready to give up soda. He has the mindset that he can eat these foods in moderation and lose weight. Probably true, but he doesn’t. It’s not my husband’s fault that I am this size. We enable each other, but that’s a post for a different day.
While my ankles are still swollen, my stomach and other areas don’t seem to be as bloated as they were a couple of days ago or even yesterday. The water might be helping with that. My left knee is still bothering me. I believe it is arthritis and there must be some inflammation going on right now causing the pain to flare up. Because of it, I am limping around and not even thinking about exercise. It will come soon, but this week I am focusing on my food intake, water and trying to get the swelling to go down.
Thanks for all the support and encouragement, it is greatly appreciated.