Soda Challenge | Day 18 | October 11 | Monday

My steps: 14,014. Breakfast: Coffee and 1/2 salmon burger Snack: coffee Lunch: salad with chicken, asparagus, berries, and steel cut oatmeal Snack: apples and coffee Dinner: chicken breast and green beans x 3 and bread sticks (bad!) Snack: salad with cashews and walnuts, coffee and water

My steps: 14,014. Breakfast: Coffee and 1/2 salmon burger
Snack: coffee
Lunch: salad with chicken, asparagus, berries, and steel cut oatmeal
Snack: apples and coffee
Dinner:  chicken breast and green beans x 3 and bread sticks (bad!)
Snack: salad with cashews and walnuts, coffee and water

Boy, do I feel like reaching for a diet soda in the evenings, but reach for cashews and walnuts instead. Do ya think that adds calories to my day? But I feel great! I just have to watch the scale and waist ruler ... this diet soda abstinence program makes the Just 10 Challenge harder.


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