Update: I lost 2.4 pounds this week at my weigh in. Of course, my darling husband (I swear, I need to let maintenance be HIS problem and stop trying to fix him because it's killing my losses...) lost 4 pounds this week, so he's back to being 6 pounds UNDER his damn goal... exercise has been good this week, and if I could just figure out why I'm so angry all the time, everything would be peachy...
So... tomorrow starts week three of my experimental "Can Lynn finally kick this freaking soda habit?"
Let's be clear, here. My objection to soda isn't the caffeine, or the chemicals or whatever it is that everyone seems to think is so horrible about soda.
My problem is how expensive it's gotten recently.
When the grocery stores are offering 2 for $11 as the SALE price, that's too much. Especially when, given a choice between pouring myself a bottle of water, mixing in a flavor packet, and drinking it or grabbing a soda, I'll grab the soda every time.
If it's in the house, I will drink it.
Even if it's Root Beer or Dr. Pepper or something else vile that I don't really like.
Keeping in mind that I'm still a caffiend and I like coffee, I've switched over to that as a source to keep my headaches from blinding me. The thing is, while I'll drink soda all day long, I generally WON'T make more than one pot of coffee (we have a small coffee pot. One pot is actually only 2 cups) in a single day.
I'm not hard-core giving up soda, will never have soda again... but I won't have it in the house.
So far, I'm doing good.
In the last two weeks, I had one Diet Coke when we were out to lunch with my dad, one when we were out dancing/playing pool with friends, and one and a half with pizza.
Four sodas in 2 weeks.
When my normal soda intake is more along the lines of... erm... five or six a day
I'm fairly impressed with myself; I'm not usually very good (or gracious) about going without my precious carbonation...
And bonus points: While I was at the gym today, I got to feel mildly smug about the girl who came in to work out... and put a diet coke in the drink holder on the elliptical...