Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Misery Loves Company?

I never know exactly what I'm going to blog about, I usually have some ideas and basically I just start writing and words comes out. For me, it's just a way to get some things out in the open and off my mind, an exercise in my writing and hopefully something funny, profound or just plain entertaining comes out. But, today was one of those days where I had absolutely no idea of what to chat about. I was going about my normal everyday routine and catching up on reading all the great things you wonderful, fabulous, beautiful women are doing out there in blogland and I read this.

My first thought was aughhh... give up Diet Coke, are you kidding me? I did it once, years ago, for lent. I'm not religious but a friend of mine had past away a few weeks before and every year he gave up big things, and I thought in his memory I would try it. It went well, I struggled but I made it through and the first opportunity I had, I had a Diet Coke. But I read about Diet Coke and Zinger's quest for a DC free week and something clicked. I'm going to do this too. I'm on a quest to lose some weight and become more healthy so why not? Why not? Well basically, I love me some Diet Coke. Granted, I only have one at lunch but I so super look forward to it. It's high on my list of things that I really really don't want to do without but, this is worth a try.

I find a lot of motivation and support from your blogs and comments so, I thought I'd be there for her and she for me. We're all in this thing together, we're all trying to lose weight, we're all trying to be more healthy and we're all here for each other. So you ready for this one week challenge? Whatcha all think? You ready to give up one more little habit that might be something that's just not that good for you? It's only a week... come on folks, we've done harder things that this, right? And beside, we could use more company.


40 by 40 said...

Just one a day?!?! Wow. I am a big Diet Pepsi gal myself..and I drink maybe 4-6 cans a day..well at least they are caffeine free (except when I am out)..I keep saying I should cut down and substitute with water..but I have other habits that need greater attention at the moment. Let me know how it goes though!! Good luck. Hope you had a great Mother's Day and are feeling better!!

Alli said...

I am game!! I will give up my diet soda right there with you!

Hanlie said...

Artificial sweeteners actually cause weight gain, since they stimulate the appetite. Apart from that, they affect the central nervous system adversely. The gas in soda is very acidic to the body and contributes to disease and inflamation. There are so many reasons not to consume this product! Good luck!

Allison said...

I gave up all soda a while back, in October or so. And lemme tell you, it ain't easy. I weaned myself off regular Cokes and went to Diet Cokes; weaned myself off regular Cokes and went to sweet tea and lemonade and water; weaned myself off sweet tea and did lemonade and water; and finally weaned myself off everything and am only drinking water. I know, sounds boring. But honestly, it was what really helped me jumpstart my weight loss, and continue my weight loss during the 2.5 months I didn't work out. And water is so much cheaper! :)
I struggled with incredibly terrible headaches for about a week, and then *poof*, I've been fine since. Now if I drink anything carbonated, it literally burns my throat. I'm all about the water!