Thursday, August 13, 2009

Old Habits

In an effort to support my training/exercise efforts and also dispel the weight-gain tendencies of the Pill (which I still take and overall has been fine), I'm giving up diet sodas for a six-week trial to see if it makes a difference.

After reading several online articles and self-diagnosing, I have learned that the Pill can make you retain more water and fat because of increased levels of estrogen in your body. To alleviate this, you can maintain an active lifestyle and watch your sodium, carb and trans-fat intake. They should have also mentioned to beware Googling anything medical on the Internet- WebMD is a downward spiral that feeds even a hint of hypochondria.

The fact of the matter is that my love for diet drinks is unrequited. They're not doing anything good for me. I do love a good Arnold Palmer (half iced tea, half Crystal Light lemonade), so I'll be drinking those instead.

If I could succeed as a vegetarian for Lent, I can forsake diet drinks for six weeks. If it makes a difference, I'll probably forfeit them altogether, as much as in pains me to say.

You will be missed, cold cans of delicious refreshment.

Good-bye my lover,
Good-bye my friend...

-James Blunt, Goodbye My Lover


Piper Jacquelyn said...

I have more than once tried to kick the DC habit. It's so hard to let something you love so much go. I always go back. If you make it, tell me your secret!

erin - heart in ireland said...

Good luck! I know my Coke habit is only going to get worse teaching this year!

(and I just realized how bad that sounded)

clarification - drinking multiple cans of Coke a day... the fabulous one with lots of sugar and caffeine.

Andhari said...

Oooohhh I loveee diet soda..I know how its not good and stuff too though. Good luck to you!:) I'm sure you can do it.