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I Deserve a TREAT !!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I DESERVE A TREAT !!! I worked out hard and I kept busy at work all day. So I used to think. Or I feel so tired, this soda will help me have energy to keep moving.

I worked hard Working out, I can afford to splurge on Calories RIGHT ?

Then I learned that it has 150 calories in a can of Pepsi.

41 grams of sugar. Ok. Denial. Ignorance. So what does this MEAN??? Ignorance is OK RIGHT? If I don't understand it's OK to drink it Right?

According to a Sparkpeople article, that means one can has about 10 teaspoons of Sugar !!!

Rather SHOCKING !!!

If I drink one can a day, 7 days a week - THAT MEANS I DRANK 1050 CALORIES !!!

In only one month of one can a day, I hope I don't drink two cans. I consumed 4200 CALORIES !!! That means my one-a-day addiction will equal over one pound of weight gain a month !!!

Just one month of Pepsi once a day, one can. . . is about 1240 grams of sugar.

That means in one month I drank over 1/2 of a 5 pound bag of sugar !!!

Ok, well I BOO BOOed. Big time.

Over a year I dank 54750 Calories. GASP.

Let's see, it takes 3,500 calories to make a pound. Drinking One Innocent LOOKING SODA a day gave me 15 FLICKING POUNDS OF BLUBBER IN ONE YEAR !!!

Each one of these fat blobs is 5 POUNDS OF BLUBBER ! I couldn't get all 15 pounds to show up. Just imagine 3 more blobs, each one attached somewhere in an unattractive manner, piling blob upon blog, curdling, growing.

Yea, I deserved a treat, Yea. Next time I have a craving I will think of this on my arms, abs, thighs, butt, and everywhere else.

Good BYE SODA !!! Good bye. I have broken my hold over you since January 2012. No more will you be allowed.

This year's goals has been to get rid of the small things. Small damaging things I say.

No more cranberry juice or orange juice, no more liquid sugar.

For me seeing a visual of how much sugar I was consuming and the blobs of fat make it easier for me to make the RIGHT CHOICE.

Oh, we won't talk about the cranberry juice I drank too on top of this, or those teeny, tiny, cute looking, silver little chocolate bars, or sometimes those chips, or fast food meals of the past.

Those were mostly old habits from my college and working days. . . But, it is how I got fat. I was blind, not believing it would make me fat. . . They look so INNOCENT !!! and taste so good.

Now I avoid them entirely. If I eat or drink them, the addiction is too strong. I become weak and give in to my cravings. So, lesson learned. Abstinence is a good thing.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JITZUROE 4/5/2012 2:48PM

    You can do it!!!!
I had to cut back on my sodas too. Even tout they were diet, they seemed to trigger my thirst for more sweet stuff, ack!!!
I agree, for myself as well, abstinence seems best, until I can be trusted.....

Geat blog! Ugly blobs though! What a reality check. Hee hee

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HEALTHYMAMA4 3/18/2012 4:38PM

    What a great blog! Way to go! Thanks for sharing the knowledge!
I only drink water, coffee and tea, but I do very occasionally crave a soda or "foo foo" coffee (Starbucks salted caramel mochas!) and I have to think this way. This year I've been outstanding and can count on one hand the times I've "cheated" on a drink, but now I will have your blog and visuals to think about too! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/11/2012 6:30PM

    that is why i drink diet cola,lol.thanks for sharing emoticon

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LAPISWITCH 3/7/2012 8:36PM


Thank you so much for putting that into perspective!

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BUGLET- 3/7/2012 8:01AM

    Great blog~

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SKINNYPOWELL1 3/5/2012 11:27AM

    This is a super blog, a great way to show the damaging and real effects of what just a little treat of soda can do to you. emoticon

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    Loved this blog!

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FITNESSJEN11 3/2/2012 7:23PM

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OLDERDANDRT 3/2/2012 11:12AM

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GODDESSHIPS 3/2/2012 2:34AM

    Soda is poison. Green tea is good.

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RAGAMUFFINKEL 3/1/2012 11:33PM

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    My goal for a long time has been to drink with caffeine and sugar in it.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 3/1/2012 2:43PM

    I occasionally have a diet soda. Recently I had a non-diet red cream soda and I hate to say it was super delicious. But it def has to be a once in a while thing for me, or I'll go overboard.

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NATPLUMMER 3/1/2012 8:49AM

    Those calories add up quickly.

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FLMOMX2 2/29/2012 8:27PM

    Wow!! This is convicting.

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LAURELSPARK 2/29/2012 8:06PM

    I love soda but try to drink tea (sugarless) instead (especialy after reading this blog).


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SLE155 2/29/2012 3:19PM

    Great blog! What a visual, it really makes a person think. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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BAKER1009 2/29/2012 12:48PM

    Thanks for sharing! I knew this, but the images put it into much more of a clear perspective!
I gave up soda when I started my journey in 2009. Have I had soda since? Sure, but only on vary RARE occasions. This reminds me that I made a great choice, and I really do think twice when I think I want a lovely can of Pepsi!
Thanks!! You're doing a great job!

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CHRISSYANNE3 2/29/2012 12:39PM

    What a visual!!! Thanks for sharing. This was very inspiring!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 2/29/2012 11:59AM

    yep yep...I thought drinking diet pepsi would be better, but I'm hearing contradicting things...sigh. Sounds like soda is just "out" LOL

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DETERMINED_SOUL 2/29/2012 10:58AM

    Great blog! I just wrote one on why pop makes us fat as well.

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    Great eye opener! Thanks for this blog!

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ELISELOVE1 2/29/2012 10:33AM

    great blog

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/29/2012 10:30AM

    Back in my eating days, I wouldn't think twice about treating myself to a Au Bon Pan crumb cake after a hard kick boxing workout. I figured I earned it, right ? Well, who knew that one crumb cake had 500+ calories !!!

Then there were the muffins. Who knew one measely mid sized Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice muffin had close to 600 calories !! YIKES !!

Talk about having to learn a lesson the hard way.


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KGIRL160 2/29/2012 9:50AM

    I was addicted to Mt. Dew for years! I am so glad I busted that habit. I mostly deal with water, tea, and an occasional fruit juice. Great visuals.

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GREENMAMA 2/29/2012 9:32AM

    My daughter brought home a paper from school yesterday showing the pH of different drinks. Water has a neutral pH of 7, sodas came in between 3 and 4, and battery acid was 1. Yikes, all that acid on our teeth! I am thankful that soda is one habit I never developed and my children were not exposed to.

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RAINRUN 2/29/2012 9:26AM

    emoticon great blog!
I like how your thinking about your choices of treats.

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SWDESERTLOVER 2/29/2012 8:28AM

    It's amazing how quickly those little things add up. Using my nutrition tracker really has helped me to see how many calories I had been consuming. Thanks for an awesome blog!

Cindy emoticon

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DBCLARINET 2/29/2012 8:03AM

    I don't drink soda, but I never thought of it like that. That's both really scary and really gross!

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ORGANIC811LFRV 2/29/2012 7:38AM

    I'm proud of you sticking to your guns.

How many servings of fresh leafy greens are you getting each day? This will help you replenish your body from all the exercise. It will also help you eliminate any residual hidden desires for treats. Leafy greens are filled with more protein than meat, milk, cheese, and it doesn't cause cancer!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 2/29/2012 5:53AM

    How about tea? I love all the flavors to tea I have in my pantry:) Often they are better than dessert:)

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BEFEARLESSNOW 2/29/2012 5:44AM

    I cut out soda when I got pregnant in 2009. I used to drink so much diet pepsi. Even though it has no calories, it has a lot of carbonation, which adds to the bloat. I thought I was doing good by drinking diet.. NOT!
I don't miss it. I drink water all day long. Thankfully I've always loved water and not a big fan of juice. I just have a coffee addiction. I have 2-3 with caffeine, then I switch to decaf. I love Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, so I'm going to have to limit myself and have it as a treat once a week or something.

Good for you for kicking the soda habit. When you actually sit down and calculate how many calories you are taking in, it is scary.

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SUSIEPH1 2/29/2012 4:19AM

    Its really frightening isn't it ?.
Really great blog !!!
I am clicking I liked this.
We all need to see it, as it is.
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