I wish I had…

I WISH I HAD drank more water today.  I drank diet soda most of the day – several during lunch and two twenty ounce bottles at work.  But no water.  I hear it almost every time I talk to anyone about dieting or losing weight – “You should drink more water”.  I read it on health articles and wellness books – “You should drink more water”.  I KNOW I should drink more water – and today I WISH I HAD.

I WISH I HAD attended my OA meeting this morning.  I just got an email from Rich R – he runs a morning phone meeting that I have attended twice.  I don’t enjoy the meetings because for the most part it seems like women talking about their feeling – but to be honest, I’m just beginning to understand what this addiction is about and maybe if I spent more time understanding my feeling about food and what I’m feeling when I overeat – I will find better ways to cope with the things that trigger my bad behavior.

I WISH I HAD gone to bed last night earlier.  Staying up late means midnight snacking or at least the temptation.  Not to mention that I’m not really producing anything of quality after 11pm.  Most of my best blog writing is before 9, my best website development activities are before 9, my best kid time has to be before 8:30 (they go to bed at 8:30) – I do get some quality time with Stephanie between 9 and 11 – but after 11… do I really need the TV time?  Does the Twitter community really have to know what I’m doing after 9pm?

I WISH I HAD worked out this morning.  If I had gone to bed on time, I might have been more motivated to get out this morning and run – or to the gym to lift.  I stayed in bed.  Workouts are almost as important as my diet if I want long term weight loss – which I do.

I WISH I HAD.  But wishing won’t change anything – I CAN drink more water before the day is gone.  I CAN go to bed on time tonight.  I CAN go to the OA meeting tomorrow morning.  I CAN workout tomorrow morning.  So… check with me tomorrow and see what I DID.

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  1. Karyn · January 8, 2009

    That’s the thinking that will turn a bad day into a good finish and a better day tomorrow!

    • dsackr · January 8, 2009

      Karyn – Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. Cindy · January 8, 2009

    Tomorrow is another day!

    But you do know that diet soda is suspected of causing sugar cravings, right? Drink more water. :)

    • dsackr · January 8, 2009

      Yeah… I know – I should drink more water 😀

      Thanks for commenting! I’ve added your blog (http://www.kissandgetfit.com) to my blogroll!

      • Cindy · January 8, 2009

        Thanks for the plug, Dale! And don’t forget to drink more water!

  3. Tammy · January 8, 2009

    Great entry! The approach of I can’t, I can is what this weight loss battle is all about.

    • dsackr · January 8, 2009

      Tammy – thanks for the encouragement!

  4. Syselim · January 8, 2009

    I think you have the idea all ready; don’t let one day turn into many. Hit tomorrow hard.

    I’m a big snacker especially in the hours after dinner. I usually drink water a lot, but I try and go the extra mile when I’m dieting. Any time I migrate in the kitchen for any amount of snacking, I down a glass of water first. I’ve heard a lot that whenever we think we are hungry a lot of the time it is a mild dehydration. The water first rule helps me meet my daily goal and really does cut down on the grazing.

    • dsackr · January 8, 2009

      Thanks for the water first rule! I love it and will put it into my daily routine!

  5. Daniel · January 8, 2009

    Go for it Dale, If I can do it you can. I lost over 250 lbs, but gained 300lbs. That was before I change my lifestyle 1 day at a time. Now is a daily habit of good healthy eating. Just never give up and start everyday anew with God’s strength.
    Still Losing It
    Dan
    http://daneley.info

  6. Weight still a private issue for me · January 8, 2009

    hey man it’s time for a new post.

    We want a post!
    We want a post!
    We want a post!
    We want a post!
    We want a post!
    We want a post!

    I would think that almost four days without a post means you’ve had some slip ups. Be encouraged that it is our mistakes that we learn. We learn nothing in success. So, your greatest post will be those in the midst of your losses or in this case you “gains”. Do not rob us or yourself of your rough days.

    We want a post!
    We want a post!
    We want a post!
    We want a post!
    We want a post!
    We want a post!

    • dsackr · January 8, 2009

      Thank you for the kick in the … back. I have a new post up…

  7. Anonymouse · January 8, 2009

    Hey Dale,
    I appreciate your candor. Addictions come in all shapes and sizes…Most people have them and they are not as honest about them so they don’t change. So proud of you! Keep up the good work!