« on: March 26, 2010, 04:34:22 PM »
I've been doing good for the past 10 days. Drinking a lot of water, green tea, diet ice tea, skim milk are the only beverages. 5 small meals per day, walking, stationary bike, weights. Had one really rough day at work and came home and, since I'm off the cigarettes now, I "stress comforted" myself with French Bread pizza, a 16 oz. Coke, and a whole box of See's peanut brittle (felt pretty sick afterwards, too). A temporary slip up, but I didn't quit my program. I need to lose at least 50, but ideally 60-65 lbs. My motivation is seeing my big gut and pudgy face in the mirror. I think after I quit smoking I sort of "woke up" to how badly out of shape I'd become. Losing weight takes patience and persistence, at least in my experience. Very helpful to post on this thread as a kind of "online diary." Hope we can keep it going for awhile.