Due to severe damage to my sciatic nerve (while exercising!) I’ve been unable to perform my daily 2 mile walk. 😦
Faced with lots of food choices during the holidays and being unable to exercise, I decide to find a silver lining and totally revamped my eating habits. First, being in constant pain is a great binge eating deterrent and second, lack of sleep doesn’t help either, however I have found a ray of shine in all of this. I’ve reduced the amount of sugar and salt in my foods and have taken up drinking lots of water. I’m not a fan of plain water and with all the fruits and veggies in my house it occurred to me to put them to good use.
This week, I added ice cubes, frozen strawberries, two orange slices and a cinnamon stick to a jar of water which I will drink throughout the day. Three weeks ago I was an avid sweet tea drinker. Now I find that it’s way too sweet. The silver ray of sun during this whole process is I’ve dropped 18lbs!!! Just by reducing sugar in salt and drinking more water.