Weight Loss Wednesday…Putting My Toes Back In

So, I am putting my toes back into the weight loss journey.  Not by crazy amounts, but here is my beginning…I gave up diet coke last Tuesday.
That may not sound like much, but let me tell you…it was hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have fought it for years.  So many people would tell me how much I needed to, but I just didn’t buy it.  Well, even if I did, I shut up that voice inside with another diet coke.  Loved the stuff.
A co-worker has been encouraging me to give it up.  A trusted friend told me how it helped her emotionally when she gave up aspartame.  All the reasons collided and I finished one last diet coke last Tuesday.  I’ve also cut out aspartame as a sweetner.  I am sticking with splenda…and even getting away from that a little.  And I do feel better.
Next to go?  Caffeine.  Last week I switched to caffeinated tea to tide me over with my caffeine from the diet coke, but the thing is, I don’t like the taste as much and I think it needs to go too.  That will be more gradual…I’m going to cut my tea 50/50 then switch it all over.
Then…oh my hubby is going to be thrilled to find out…sweets go next.  He has been on board for the diet coke.  I’m smart enough to not mess with his 1-2 cups of coffee a day…we’ll see how we do on sweets. I’m not sure the whole family will join me there, but we can do better. 
And somewhere in these changes I will find an eating plan that works for me.
And then I will be all in!
I think taking these little steps will make for longer term success.  That is how I would encourage someone else, choose one thing to change, then another, and another.  And I would encourage you to join us for weight loss Wednesdays.
Survive til you Thrive!

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