Follow up to fasting

  The 21 day fast crept by like a slug across a bridge.  Not having candy wasn’t really that hard for me. Coke on the other hand was a constant battle!  I woke up every morning wanting to crack open that Mexican Coke. When I was tired or just needed to a pick me up, I wanted a Coke.  I realize that I also use Coke to replace a meal. So, what now?    As a habit I am trying to break or at least decrease, I am going to start there.  I will start with one Coke per morning with the goal of 2 per month or special occasions.  I don’t want to tell myself NO I can’t have it, but I also don’t want it to be a daily habit. Over the next month I will be working on this goal.    Candy, not as big of a deal.  I will bring a snack pack to work or something to eat.  I will also find substitutes. Since it’s summer, I will hit up the farmers markets once a week for cherries, strawberries and peaches.  If I have the fruit cut and ready, I will eat them.     UPDATED PLAN     1. Meal plan on Tuesdays (allowing for some meals that just need warming up)    2. Only one Coke each morning for a week    3. Continue to incorporate tea and water in daily.  Get all 64oz in each day.    4. Track all FOOD and water!    5. Attend weekly farmers markets with a list    6. Plan for snacks    I think this plan with help me bridge the gap between where I am and where I am going.  I will journal what I am feeling each evening.       Note, there is no exercise because I had a procedure on my leg that doesn’t allow me to swim or work up a sweat for 2 weeks.  I will get up and walk as much as I can though. Monitoring my steps daily and including the information in my daily journal.     Where are you in your health journey?  What tips or tricks do you use to stay motivated?        

The 21 day fast crept by like a slug across a bridge.  Not having candy wasn’t really that hard for me. Coke on the other hand was a constant battle!  I woke up every morning wanting to crack open that Mexican Coke. When I was tired or just needed to a pick me up, I wanted a Coke.  I realize that I also use Coke to replace a meal. So, what now?

As a habit I am trying to break or at least decrease, I am going to start there.  I will start with one Coke per morning with the goal of 2 per month or special occasions.  I don’t want to tell myself NO I can’t have it, but I also don’t want it to be a daily habit. Over the next month I will be working on this goal.

Candy, not as big of a deal.  I will bring a snack pack to work or something to eat.  I will also find substitutes. Since it’s summer, I will hit up the farmers markets once a week for cherries, strawberries and peaches.  If I have the fruit cut and ready, I will eat them.

UPDATED PLAN

1. Meal plan on Tuesdays (allowing for some meals that just need warming up)

2. Only one Coke each morning for a week

3. Continue to incorporate tea and water in daily.  Get all 64oz in each day.

4. Track all FOOD and water!

5. Attend weekly farmers markets with a list

6. Plan for snacks

I think this plan with help me bridge the gap between where I am and where I am going.  I will journal what I am feeling each evening.   

Note, there is no exercise because I had a procedure on my leg that doesn’t allow me to swim or work up a sweat for 2 weeks.  I will get up and walk as much as I can though. Monitoring my steps daily and including the information in my daily journal.

Where are you in your health journey?  What tips or tricks do you use to stay motivated?