What are you just NOT willing to give up - Even for the sake of losing weight? That's what Shortmama asks today.
If you've been around for even a little while - you know of my deep and abiding love for Dr. Pepper. Our love affair is so epic that I even got THIS for Christmas from the ever fabulous Tanielle. Yeah, she totally loves me.
I cannot bring myself to give it up. Although I HAVE abstained since New Years Day. That's pretty good for me. I mentioned previously that I have decided to limit my DP drinking to times when I am out to dinner, or somewhere special with hubby. Which will be rare since we hardly ever get a chance to go out!!
The other thing that I just won't sacrifice is salt. I love salt. Salty food is my weakness. I would pass up chocolate cake for french fries any day of the week. I know salt is soooo bad for you, blah, blah, blah.
It can cause high blood pressure. I have the lowest blood pressure ever. Seriously. I have never had high blood pressure in my life. Actually I did ONCE. It was when I had my shoulder issue. If you want all the painful details click here. The doctor said the high pain level had increased my blood pressure. It quickly dropped when the pain was lessened.
Other than that I have such good blood pressure that I actually get COMPLIMENTS when I'm pregnant and go in for my check ups. Seriously like - "what perfect blood pressure you have...good job!" As if I had accomplished this great feat. So blood pressure - not really a worry of mine.
Salt can also cause water retention. I counter that by drinking TONS of water. It makes me pee a LOT - so I'm pretty sure that diminishes or eliminates the water retention issue. At least that's what I tell myself.
So far I have only missed one Saturday of exercising since Kimberly and I started walk/running together. We also take Sundays off. But I'm feeling great about our progress, and my personal commitment! 5 K here we come! And also...CUTE CLOTHES! Oh yeah...and better health. :)
What are you just not willing to go without? Head over to Shortmama's and link up!