Water: Plain, tasteless and boring but all so necessary. Water is the only drink one can have all of that you want, and it not be bad for you. It is the best thing in the world when you are really thirsty, but for a sipping drink, it sucks, LOL.
Diet: I’ll talk a bit about what I am changing in my diet. I have decided once again to cut soda pop from my diet. As a matter of fact, I’m cutting all drinks with artificial sweetener. Yesterday was my first day to start cutting back, I drink only one soda yesterday and only one today. One seems to be enough to stop the caffeine withdrawal headaches, maybe tomorrow, I’ll be able to go without any, not sure. I will not be drinking any by the weekend, that is for sure. I have come to the conclusion that the artificial sweeteners are causing me to hold on to this last bit of weight that I would like to shed. If you read about artificial sweeteners, nobody has anything good to say about them, only bad stuff. So …. them artificial sweeteners, have got to go!
I hate losing my last fun drink, but the Atkins diet don’t allow sweet drinks so without the fake sugar …. it don’t leave much more than water. Maybe the day will come that I get my weight to where I want it and then I’ll be able to have a real drink with sugar in it, once or twice a month. The fight continues.
Bike ride: I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 10.26mi, time: 51:18, pace: 5:00min/mi, speed: 12.00mi/h.
http://mapmyride.com/workout/521763202 Added a mile walk on to my day, but I stopped and chatted with neighbors too much to call it a walk.
Hanging out: I think I will try to hang out in this area (Lake Havasu) for another two weeks, weather permitting. Maybe, nothing in stone. That would put me on a good schedule for crossing the state(AZ) and getting into NM.
WORKOUT SUMMARY for 03/24/2014 – 03/30/2014
48.8 miles total walking and bike riding, 35 miles bike riding
3,798 kCal burned