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I drink 1.5 liters of water a day before I can drink my diet soda. I fillter water and refill bottles every Sunday for the following week. My soda consumption has been cut in half or more and I am saving money while staying hydrated.
I purchased a 4 cup mug with a straw.
When you're going to a restaurant, pull up the menu and plan your meal AHEAD of schedule. When you get to the restaurant, decline a menu. When the waitperson takes orders, give yours first and excuse yourself to the restroom to wash your hands while others are ordering to avoid changing your order.
Don't wait until you're at your perfect weight to do the things you want to do. Get out there and get busy, and you'll have less time to obsess over food and you'll get more enjoyment from you life. That's right. DO it RIGHT NOW!
Bob Harper from the Biggest Loser said, "There is no finish line . . ." This really hit the nail on the head for me. That is when I realized that weight loss wasn't my goal, a healthy lifestyle was my goal. Point is, when you reach your "goal" weight you can't just stop there.
Surrounding myself with friends who share my goals of healthy living and enjoy the activities I'm trying to include in my week really keeps me on track. We keep each other accountable and we challenge each other in training...and we get to race and celebrate together afterwards!