I've been concerned for several years about my waist and it's expansion.since college i've gained an average of 10 lbs a year for the last 10 years.The math it's simple and while I can carry 250 lbs on my frame without looking too bad,I can't do it the way that I did without feeling like I was constantly moving through sludge. About 2 months ago I joined a gym, started working out 3 times a week and even started considering what I could change in my diet to help my health. Cheesy eggs & sausage had to go, as did about90% of my nachos intake. Those were the low hanging fruit. Oatmeal has begun filling my bowl frequently for breakfast and my nacho intake has dropped drastically.
I soon discovered my next major problem was a pernicious coke addiction. It has been a 6 pack a day problem. Usually if I go too long without one, a headache will ensue. I've tried a few times to moderate this drinking problem, but I always end up back where I started with the high fructose corn syrup monkey right back on my back.
I don't know what triggered my motivation a couple Fridays ago. I hadn't been intending to sacrifice the drink to the mighty Pemberton, but s suddenly it happened. The wife was gone to Asia for work and I poured myself a glass
of water, grabbed a bottle of ibuprofen and started riding out the next 4 days of headaches.
So far it has been two Weeks and my water intake has gone from about 0 to 100+Oz a day. Reverse that for my soda intake. So, sorry Pepsi and choke...err Coke, but I am done.
Next week I will start my crusade against sugary snacks.