So I figure I'll start with the little things and progressively add on:
I've cut out soda. It is SO hard! It's been really a week and a half, but especially working at a restaurant and that soda machine is there... I have to double think about tapping that Coke. It's out of habit that I realized how much soda I actually drink. Kicking that whole caffeine kick, and the headaches, that was the hardest. It's like you're addicted and you know caffeine will cure your headache so you drink and have soda to cure it. At least that's what I did. That was rough. I'm still working on it. I've caught myself a few times pouring it in my cone cup at work, but then I pour it out and grab water or light lemonade. At least there's another option besides water to drink there.
I've also cut out red meat. It's really easy for me to order burgers to go before work and while I'm out. I figure red meat for now is a good option to cut out because of how often I eat it. I started that on Sunday. I have to say, there are not a lot of options out there in the fast food world that don't involve burgers. There are chicken sandwiches at those places, but I also think about what's on them and if they really are a better option. I've been eating a lot chicken salads. It helps that it's summer so I'm not eating as heavy of meals.
Fried foods. Oh man! This I started on Sunday as well. My relationship with my beloved french fries has ended. I'm so heartbroken. I don't eat fried chicken so that's not a problem. I do miss my french fries... *tear*
I'm also taking into consideration how much and when I eat. I figure those few things will help with the weight loss without the empty calories and the bad food choices. I hope it helps. I hear about so many people that stop drinking soda and all of the weight they loose because they're no longer taking in all of those calories. The fast food and how many calories are in a Jr. Whopper, plus the fries and the soda. That's 1,000 Calories! Bleh.
This upcoming Sunday, there will be something else that I need derive from but I haven't figured it out yet. I suppose it could be candy bars. Perhaps I'll wait one more week for that one until I can find healthier chocolate options. I know there are those 100 Calorie snacks out there and hopefully it will help my chocolate cravings. Mmmm...
So that's all I have for now. I just figured I'd share with you what I've been up to and how I've been handling it. Voss has been extremely helpful. He's even eaten salads with me, but with his metabolism, he needs to eat 4x more than I do so he doesn't get scrawny. Misery enjoys company.