Thursday, March 21, 2013

Week 1 Recap

{ Weigh in date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 }
{ Results: +/- 0 lbs }

I didn't gain and I didn't lose, so I can assure you that I'm okay with how the first week went.  It is still too cold here to get outside and do anything, and it snowed again earlier in the week, so it's really going to be awhile before I can venture forth outside.  Free weights inside, I guess or maybe some shoveling - that will surely get my heart rate up (there is so much snow outside my back door!).  

I have managed to successfully go cold-turkey on the No Caffeine After 12pm Rule that I set for myself.  I found that a hit of Diet Pepsi in the afternoon was causing huge snack cravings and I know that was due completely to the jolt of caffeine.  Now, I have a cup (or 2 or a 3) of coffee in the morning and that is it...water the rest of the day.  I had some pretty dull-throbbing headaches for the first three or four days, but now I'm pretty much used to it.  Don't get me wrong, about the time Finn goes down for a nap, I would love to enjoy my Diet Pepsi snack, but I have also found that since I cut that out, I've had almost no afternoon snack-cravings, so I find something else to occupy my time during those craving moments (folding laundry, empty dishwasher).  They pass pretty quickly anyway.

Since it's Spring Break week and we are headed for Kansas City, goals for this week are as follows:
  1. Limit snacks and cocktails.  Essential - alcohol is empty calories and they cause me to be very un-motivated.
  2. Pack running shoes - if weather permits, outside I go (at least twice).  
  3. Pack healthy snacks for road trip - this includes trail mix, fruit, and lots of water!

Are you playing along?  Have anything motivating to share from your week?  I really would love to hear from you!

1 comment:

  1. It never crossed my mind that my afternoon diet Pepsi might be causing my evening snack cravings. Good to know. Maybe I'll have to do that too.