Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hubby's 2 cents

As you know from my post yesterday, I had a frustrating day feeling totally bloated and carrying around a ton of water weight. I'm happy to say that I did end up drinking a lot of water yesterday and by last night I was feeling normal again (well as normal as you can feel when you are peeing every 10 minutes from drinking so much water).

I told my husband that if I didn't get to a certain weight by my next weigh in, I was going to give up coffee and see if the caffeine really is hindering my weight loss. He looked at me for a second and said "No." I laughed a little and he just stared at me and said it again "No. Do you know what kind of person you would be with no coffee?" I drink coffee all day long. I did switch to half caffeine at home just because I drink so much of it.

He was kidding (well, half kidding), but it made me think about the things in my diet that really aren't the healthiest. For me, coffee has to be up there. I don't think I'm ready to give it up yet (let's see what the scale says on Monday-LOL), but maybe I should cut way back and see what happens. Has anyone else cut something from their diet (sugar, caffeine, white flour, etc.)? How did your body react? Do you feel better now that you don't consume those things? I'd love to hear about other people's experiences.


  1. Your post got me thinking...have I cut something from my diet? I've cut the fried foods WAY down & I am getting a lot better with the sweets(should too because of my diabeties), but no, there's nothing I've totally cut out because there's nothing I'm eating that I want to totally cut out! I'm selfish! And I know getting rid of the pounds may take longer this way, but it will be something I can do over a lifetime (fingers crossed-lol!).

    I like good tasting food and I LOVE a good cup of coffee!

    ONe more thing: Don't you just hate when folks say you should cut this out or don't eat that kind of food? If you like it and can manage-have it! You know yourself better than anyone ever will. Try ditching the coffee if you must but if you want it back-HAVE IT! You've done such a great job so far. You're in this for the long haul so make sure you're kind to yourself!

  2. Well, you know I've cut out sugar and carbs this past week. I felt crappy the first few days, but now I feel terrific!
    With caffeine, though, you should take it slow because you will go through withdrawal symptoms. Why not cut out one cup a day for a week, and see how it goes?
    I think the thing with caffeine is that it is a diuretic, so it could be messing with your water retention.