The first week of adding more water and less juice and soda to my diet has really helped. I literally feel healthier. Actually for the first few days I had more energy and felt less dragged down. Perhaps the added sugar was giving me sugar 'spikes' which would then cause me to crash.
I brought this healthy challenge to work and now me and most of my co-workers take turns bringing veggies and veggie dip to work to snack on throughout the day. I managed to shed about 4 lbs which makes me realize that making one small step helps you to make larger ones. One of my sister-friends sabotaged us when she brought monkeybread to work in a crockpot so that it stayed warm and the delicious aroma of cinnamon and brown sugar permeated the workplace ALL day. Oh yeah I ate some of that delicious treat and yep I felt guilty. But then I went right back to my veggies and veggie dip. I believe that is the key to any healthy LIFESTYLE; you aren't dieting. This is the way you have to live your life. You will at times eat things that aren't conducive to weight loss but you get past it and stay on the path.
Hope you all are having a fantastic week and we are going to stay on the path together.