Well hello there! How’s it going? Me? Oh, I’m swell. I am on day 4 of no diet Coke. I was told drinking lots of water would aid with weight loss (I think it’s a crock of shit personally) so as of Monday when I took my Arctic cup filled with ice into the office with me I have not had a single diet Coke. I do flavor the water with Crystal Light packets. Currently I am obsessed with the regular lemonade, but I also like the peach mango. If anyone wants to tell me it needs to be straight water and/or that Crystal Light is as bad for you as diet Coke you can fuck off right now. I’m in no mood.
Tomorrow is weigh in day so I’m getting a little cranky. I set my alarm for six to get up and run today but my asshole dogs have been waking me up at 4 in the morning to go out these past two days so I did not get up. I slept in until 7. I did not run when I got home either. I did get up at six yesterday morning. I even ran hills. I don’t like hills. But I did it. I had read that changing up your course would help your body from becoming too comfortable with what you were already doing. So, I ran the hills which I normally avoid.
My plan is to get up tomorrow morning at 6 (for real this time) and do about 2.5 miles before work.
Back to the diet Coke… The mobster has been trying to get me to quit drinking it for a while now. He likes to send me articles about how bad it is. I so appreciate that. However, I do realize it’s not a healthy habit.
I’ve been drinking diet Coke practically since it came on the market back in 1983 (I think). I remember being in New York City that summer when they were releasing it. I can still recall the commercial with all the celebrities walking the red carpet, being introduced to diet Coke at Radio City Music Hall. And then, of course, the jingle that promised, “Just for the taste of it!” Yes, it was so good you’d drink it even if you didn’t need a diet beverage.
I most certainly did. I loved it. I love it still. But I’m trying to be healthier and I know the mobster worries about me so…
Honestly, I didn’t even start out this week thinking I was going to be going without my diet Coke. I just wanted ice! I was tired of drinking lukewarm water. Now here I am on day four.
I don’t know how this is going to play out. I haven’t resolved to never touch another drop of soda (or pop, as we call it here in the Midwest) again. Really I’m trying to drink more water in the hopes that it will spur on weight loss once again. I’m trying to cut back on the amount of diet Coke I put into my body. The mobster tells me I have a healthy glow but I’m pretty sure he just wants me to quit drinking it. I’m not doing that bad, which is kind of surprising. I haven’t even brought in coffee the last 2 or 3 days. It’s been strictly water (well, flavored water).
We’ll see how this goes. I may have a diet Coke tomorrow. I may write again and tell you I’m on day 10 of no diet Coke. It’s a big surprise!