How do you healthy people do it?
Operation: Be Healthier continues unabated. I have exercised EVERY SINGLE DAY since I started this madness. Of course, that's only 11 days, but still....every single one of them. And I am eating better, in general. I don't weigh myself on a daily basis (in that direction madness lies, for me), but I can already see a pretty significant difference in how my clothes are fitting. So, that's a very, very good thing, since without some sort of positive reinforcement, I'd never be able to continue down this path. Oh, I'd probably be able to continue with the exercise, but I'd never be able to continue with the one lifestyle modification I think is making the biggest difference: the reduction of my cheese intake. I actually went to the grocery store this weekend, and avoided the cheese aisle completely! I know, I know, it was painful. I could hear the cheeses calling to me, swear to god. "Eat me, Liz!" Is that you, extra sharp cheddar? "No, no, eat ME." Ah, little muenster, I'd know you anywhere. But I quickly turned my cart in a different direction and zipped away.
Did you know it's possible to eat a sandwich or veggie burger without cheese? It is! I know, it's hard for me to believe, too...but I've done it now, more than once. I only hope I can continue, and that, eventually, it will be easier. Until then, I'll simply jam my fingers in my ears and sing "la la la" loudly, whenever I'm near the cheese aisle. The delicious, delicious cheese aisle. Sigh.