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Weekly Weigh-in #25: June 17, 2012

17th June 2012

±0lbs

24st 8lbs
(344lbs/156.04kg)
(-3lbs/1.36kg)

Oh well, the ascent into madness has stopped, but I didn’t lose anything this week, either.

My general mood this week was good (except for one blip in the middle, but family and friends saw to it that I didn’t dwell on matters) so I didn’t even feel like going over to the Co-Op and buying tubs of whatever ice-cream was on offer.

I did buy one tub of Carte D’Or rum & raisin when I was in Sainsbury’s getting more liver for pâté, but Carte D’Or works out a lot cheaper, calorie-wise, for a larger tub (800-ish calories for 400g of Carte D’Or instead of 1000+ calories for 500ml of Haagen Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s) and over three nights with my dinner, it wasn’t too bad.

I’ve also said that this week is the week I’m going to try to give up SODA.

Given that I drink maybe five or six 2 litres bottles of soda in any given week, plus 1 or 2 500ml bottles, I’d say I’m pretty addicted.

I like the fizz.

I also like how cold it is, coming straight out of the ‘fridge, and that’s something you don’t get out of the tap. So I’m going to buy ONE 2 litre bottle this week, drink it, and use the bottle to fill it up with either water or diluting juice (cordial) and put that in the ‘fridge so it’s really good and cold when I pour it out.

I’ve also got coffee and green tea and Earl Grey to hand, so.

Let’s see how well I do on this. I’ll probably get withdrawal headaches.

That’s not gonna be fun.

But it needs to be done, anyway. The soda habit’s not good for me – far, far, far too much aspartame going into my system – and it’s not good for my wallet.

Fingers crossed.

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  • @Twinks_75

    Good luck with giving up the soda, I gave up drinking Diet cola a year a go ( I drunk A lot of the stuff) and haven't missed it at all, I drink lots of water, tea , coffee or if I want a bit of fizz I drink soda water with lime and cranberry juice, or just the lime. can dilute any juice with a splash of soda water for some fizz. Truly believe this helped with my weight loss, I have PCOS and think the artificial sweetener in the Diet cola messed with my body, making it think there was sugar on it's way then confusing it when it didn't arrive. I have been able to loose 107lbs so far in 53 weeks, am still working at getting to my personal Goal but know I will get there, I believe in myself now.

    • I have PCOS too! It makes it SO MUCH MORE DIFFICULT to lose weight. 🙁

      Did you find it hard to give it up, at the time? I know you say you don't miss it, but was it hard at the time? I'm actually dreading giving it up because I'm so addicted to it! But I don't really like soda water, haha. It tastes kinda salty to me. I'll just have to live without the fizz!

      And congrats on the huge weight loss! You've lost more than I've lost in five years, in one! Congrats!

      • @Twinks_75

        I think I had just reached a point where I wanted to get rid of the weight, I had been watching season 11 of the biggest loser usa and was inspired by Olivia , who also has PCOS ,I knew that Bob and Jillian say soda isn't good. I had tried loosing weight before but seamed to get so far and get stuck no matter what I did. I decided maybe it was the diet soda, my whole weight loss thing and giving up the soda just sort of happened, I decided the day after my birthday last year that this was the year I was gonna make the change. I never said I wasn't going to drink the soda which in a weird way I think helped me not crave it. Because I was loosing every week I figured why change a winning formula before I knew it I got to this point, 53 weeks and no soda drunk. My brother also had a huge addiction to cola, he used to drink the full sugar one too, inspired by me he switched to diet and now rarely has it at all. I'm not saying I will never ever drink a glass of diet cola again, but at the moment I really still don't want a glass. Think my taste buds have changed.
        I still have a bit to go to get to my goal, and it is getting tougher, the weight loss has slowed right down, but am loosing the inches which is important too. I feel so much better and for the first time ever I have a regular cycle.
        I am sure with some determination you will conquer the soda addiction, and hopefully You will see results. and if you slip up and have a glass it isn't the end of the world,
        I have been really lucky through out this past year, I found eating healthy, working out daily and quitting the soda fairly easy, much easier than I thought, I guess it was just my time. I figured if those people on programs like biggest loser and obese a year to save my life can do it, then I can too. The main thing I changed was I believed I could loose weight, before I guess I used the fact that with PCOS it is flipping hard to loose it, and I used it as an excuse not to even try.

  • Kat

    Hi! I gave up soda about a year ago and I quickly realized it was the bubbles I liked the most about it too! My favorite switch is club soda/seltzer water with lime, but you could put lemon, orange, or any other fruit in it as well… best of all…all the fizz with zero calories! Good luck! As long as you have an alternative source of caffeine you might do okay with withdrawals.