Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Little Things

Weight loss and healthy living is actually very simple.  There are so many teeny tiny changes that a person can make.  Teeny tiny changes.   And teeny tiny changes made one at a time makes this whole journey just a little easier and a tad bit more manageable.  

They may be teeny and tiny but sometimes little things sometimes have amazingly large benefits!  I have already started (restarted) some of these habits.........and I plan on picking the last one up immediately!

Diet Soda

I gave up diet soda back in October.   It was a big deal for me because of the caffeine addiction that I had going on.  Headaches galore, but I pushed through.  I made it through traveling without indulging in a diet soda and I was proud of myself.   I am still 'mostly' caffeine and soda free.    I say mostly because I will be honest and say that on occasion I did grab a Diet Soda.  I think my last one was last week at one point or another.  Even more interesting?   When I do indulge in something other than water, it is almost sticky sweet and I immediately crave water!   I will call this a win.   A teeny tiny change in my life......but great big benefits.

I saw an article recently that an occasional diet soda drinker has a waist that is 1.83 inches bigger than a non diet soda drinker.  And a daily diet soda drinker is 3.16 inches larger.  Hmmmmmm  Isn't that interesting???? I don't know how true these facts are....but lets just say that looking at the nutrition label of Diet Soda....there is NOTHING there that resembles health!


That brings me to water.  I drink it.  I drink a lot and I feel like I need a lot more if you want to know the truth.  Right now I am knocking back about 60 ounces of water and I still probably need to increase that a bit.    Such a minor thing to do....but what wonderful benefits!!!

I have had instances in the past where I was having cramps in my legs and other minor issues.  I remember struggling with these weird little 'quirks' of my body and then having the lightbulb go on in my head......I was dehydrated!   Each time, I pounded the water for a few days and voila.....the problem was fixed.

Tiny effort but HUGE affects!

Multi Vitamins

Yes, the first time I was was losing I was religious about taking a multi vitamin.  Admittedly, I struggle with this one.  I struggle with taking any medication/pill.  But I know that my body needs the boost.  I would LOVE to say that I was eating the proper foods and the proper amounts to get all of my vitamin needs naturally.  But I know that it is just not possible.   Thus......I need to up the intake of my multi vitamin.

This is a journey to health.....not a race to the finish line!