As I begin this journey to a healthier body, I noticed a few bad habits that need to be broken. The first has to do with what my niece years ago called BLT's. That means "Bites, Licks and Tastes."
Now I have to confess, this is a huge problem for me. I am absolutely one of those women who plans my trip to Costco around when the samples are out. Of course I tell myself that it's only to make sure I like it before I buy a caseload. The reality is I'm there to eat lunch. Even if I've already had lunch.
My problem actually started at home. Here's an example. Last Saturday we had leftovers for lunch. One child had pizza - I had a bite. One child had beanie wienies - I had two bites (to make sure it wasn't too hot, don't you know). Another had a chili dog - another bite. By the time I fixed myself lunch, I wasn't hungry, but ate anyway because I only had a few bites.
So bad habit number one is to stop eating BLT's.
Bad habit number two is not drinking enough water. When I'm thirsty, I turn to coffee, tea or Diet Coke. I know I drink too much non-water fluids. The other day, my 17-year-old son called me on it. You see, I have cut way back on my Starbucks drinks, and one day I went to open a second Diet Coke. Josh, said, "Mom, you shouldn't replace Starbucks with two Diet Cokes." I was actually impressed that he was intuitive enough to notice, and kind enough to mention it.
So now, I make myself a glass of ice water, and use a straw (which fakes me into thinking I'm drinking an Iced Caramel Macchiato). Maybe I should just save a Starbucks plastic glass and use that. Oh goodie, that means I need to buy a Starbucks! Just to get the glass.
Bad habit number two is to reduce the non-water drinks I drink.
Well, now for the Friday Reveal: 162
I actually think my scale was off last week. Because it never showed 162.5 again. Today I went to the gym and used their professional medical scale.
Bad habit number three is to stop celebrating with pizza parties and cheeseburgers when I think I've lost 2-1/2 pounds.
Have a great day!