Anyhow, good luck with you fight against the evils of our much beloved diet coke !!
Thanks, I'll need it! Good luck to you, too.
The only time I drank much green tea was in China. It tasted soapy to me at first, but I grew to like it when I didn't have the option of soda. A lot of green teas in the States don't taste like the green tea I had in China. After almost 10 years since my visit, it probably doesn't matter as I couldn't remember what it's supposed to taste like now anyway. It's definately an aquired taste for me ... but obviously a better choice than diet soda. We do have Oolong tea at the office. Maybe, I'll give it a try.
This morning my lazy side came out and I was not going to exercise. My usual excuse of 'I'll do it later' came to the surface. However, I got a bit stir crazy and ended up working in 15 minutes of crunches, push-ups, squat-kicks, etc. This evening we took the dogs for a short walk to a nearby park.
Foodwise, it wasn't a great day. I started off with conventional boxed cereal. Bad choice. I felt off from the start. My system is also struggling with all the different high fiber foods, so I made the decision to have a low-fiber dinner to save myself some ...erm ...issues.
1 - Cereal and soymilk
2 - Diet Coke and pkg of 2 small pb granola bars
3 - Banana
4 - Leftover creamy navy bean soup (creamy = blended), kale with onions and garlic. Diet Coke.
5 - Walnuts, strawberries
6 - Veggie burger, french fries, diet coke.
7 - Pkg of 2 small pb granola bars, glass of soymilk
Although I'm far from where I want to be diet-wise, I've been noticing lots of small daily triumphs. First off, I've refrained from having pretzels, popcorn, chips, or cookies for the mainstay of meals. Real food has been working it's way into my meals and snacks. There were also office lunch freebies today (non-vegan of course), which I left alone despite wanting to dive in. After lunch I wanted to run a grab some chocolate from one of the many office stockpiles. I resisted. Tonight, I wanted to buy more candy at the store, but didn't. I also wanted to sit and down a bunch of pretzels with diet coke. Knowing I'd just sit and eat and eat and drink and drink, I had the granola bar with soymilk instead. The combination satisfies me with far less and I feel much better in the process.
I definately have room for improvement, but tomorrow is another opportunity to change for the better. I will start out with a run in the am.