Monday, January 25, 2010
I was never a purist... diet soda, Coke, Pepsi, ooohh the new Peach Fresca mmm... but it was diet, it had to be good for me.
It's been 2 weeks since I've had a drop. WOW, my taste buds have changed! I heard the tales about how the sweeteners in diet products make you crave more sweets. Never mind the possible side effects of the chemicals and the fact that the carbonation leeches the calcium out of your bones.
Here is my little tiny take on that. I used to only eat the "light" version of yogurt. It has no fat, fruit bits, not a lot of nutrition and fake sugar. I hadn't had any in a while and now I can't even eat it now. YUCK! it's like eating sweetened slime! My taste for sweets has gone down so much since not drinking the "fizzy diet killer in a can". I have even had to cut back on some of my favorite protein/snack bars. (Which, by the way, all had more sugar and fake evil sugar in them too).
I am trying the real good greek yogurt which can have fruit added, have more savory ingredients added or be used as a sour cream substitute or in recipes.
what it does to your teeth!
and heart risks..
Goodbye and good riddance Diet colas! Peach Fresca, I will miss you the most.
Monday, January 25, 2010
This weekend I went to visit a friend in CA. I knew we would be going out to a sporting event, eating out a bunch, going to a bar to hear a band, and heading into San Francisco. I was very worried about losing (or rather gaining!) all that I had learned and worked for in the last two weeks.
With SparkPeople at my side, I was able to make better food decisions, better drink decisions, even get in some walking as well as have a great time, drink a little bit, and eat well. Even managed to get my 8+ glasses of water in every day!
Stepped on the scale this morning (still a little worried...) and still lost 1.5 lbs!!
Monday is my normal weigh in day. I set it there specifically, because I was doing WW a few years ago, and learned how to cheat the system (cheat myself!). I would weigh in on Friday, eat a little more than I needed, drink a little more than I should all weekend long and then start half starving myself all week till Friday again. Not a good cycle. Monday morning keeps me honest.
Thank you SparkPeople!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I've been Sparkling for just under 2 weeks. And now, I'm going away from the weekend. Heading to see an old friend and her family, see an AC/DC cover band and wander around San Francisco a bit. I am a little worried about computer access, eating out, and I know, there will be a little drinking too. Here's what I'm going to plan on doing... NOT go near Ghirardelli's Last time I had a hot fudge sundae I could take a bath in. No sourdough bread bowls full of full cream clam chowder or other over the top seafood.
I WILL write down everything, but I may not get it in the computer till Monday or Tuesday. I am a little worried... but I'm going to do my damndest to stick to the program.
May the Spark follow me on my journey!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Nope, didn't even think about it. As a matter of fact, I got there early. Instead of standing or sitting, in line, I walked up the stairs to the 4th floor of the parking garage to the other end and down... twice.
The $8 I would have spent on popcorn is going in my new jeans fund!!
Oh yeah, and if you're going to go see Avatar... see it in IMAX!!
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