There are more rules but I'll just mention those for the blog entry today ... I think I've been typing a wall of text for the last few entries, lol.
No weight loss this morning, well .4 but I like to hold off until I can count the whole pounds.
I had a little internal conflict last night regarding the water consumption. I don't like having to "go" this often and I miss my diet soda. On the other hand drinking LOTS of water makes me feel like I'm being proactive in achieving better health and weight loss. Every time I drink I find myself drinking lots more than what I'd need to satisfy my thirst ... forcing myself to gulp a few more times. Every glass of water feels like a job well done.
Oddly, or maybe not, I'm looking forward to having diet soda on my cheat day. I just bought new flavors with Splenda for my Soda Stream and haven't yet tried any of them.
I'm sure I will precede every meal with a big glass of water. It's not right labeling it a cheat day when it's a recommended day of no rules. I don't know what else to call it though. You may be wondering what I plan to have on that day. Don't read the next paragraph if talking about the forbidden foods makes you uncomfortable!! I don't want to make anyone else's diet more difficult.
On the cheat day I think I will have a Valentine chocolate from the heart I gave Cro. Lunch will be my normal date with Cro at a restaurant, the difference being that I won't have to pick a low-carb side like steamed veggies. Maybe I'll even pick potato! No, I've done without potatoes for so long that they don't even call to me anymore. For dinner I plan to have Dreamfield's pasta. lol, I know, why go with low-carb pasta? Well, it's my cheat day and if I want the low-carb pasta I can have it. :P My really bad thing will likely be ice cream with crumbled Girl Scout cookie on top.
But until then, I'm liking this slow-carb plan and think it's something I could stick to for a long while ... if it yields healthy results! The jury is still out on that one. I think this drinking water habit is a keeper even if I go back to normal low-carb.
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