I'm overweight, don't exercise much at all. No real health issues. BP is good. Except for the scale, all the numbers are acceptable. But I am 50 and post-menopausal and I can feel the changes. I know I need to stay ahead of this. But there's no need to go gung-ho. It would never last. So I've decided to focus on one thing.
I am a diet soda drinker. I drink a lot of it. A lot. When I'm home, I almost always have a glass beside me - year-round allergies and daily Claritin leaves me with a dry mouth. I don't drink coffee, so soda gives me my caffeine boost. But I drink too much. Way too much. For the past week, I've been drinking much less soda and replacing it with tap water. I've gotten down to two glasses a day. Today I've only had one. I can't even begin to describe how huge this is. Just trust me on that. It's big.
I am going to try limiting to one a day for awhile and see how it goes. Who knows? I might even give it up altogether. I know I would be healthier. And it certainly would help the grocery budget.
Wish me luck.