I promised to give up soda for Lent and it went really well
for about four days.
I’m not particularly Catholic, so I’m not too concerned that this mistake will lead to eternal damnation (but then again, what do I know??). However, I’m disappointed that I made a promise to the blogosphere that I didn’t keep. So, are we ok? Can we look past this? I’ll try harder next time.
The thing is, I’ve been on this “lifestyle change” for awhile now – following the Weight Watchers plan and *almost* completely eliminating alcohol intake. Diet cola is one of those little tricks that fills my belly, replaces, say, truffles, and feeds my serious caffeine addiction.
So, I’m actually not that disappointed because the past month has been one of the most successful at following “the plan”.
But, I’ll leave it to you to tell me: is diet soda doing more harm than good? While it might be helping me in my quest for a waistline, I also have serious concerns that chemicals like aspartame cause nasty diseases.
For the most part, I eat healthy foods and I’m an active person. My day job requires that I teach nearly 18 hours of fitness a week. I particpate in extra curricular fitness events. I eat well, and have fresh fruits and veg every day. Although I’m fairly confident of my ninja status among my students and peers, I still struggle with my weight from time to time.
I’ve been feeling a few pounds creep on here and there over the past four or five months, and I’d like to nip it in the bud while my pants still fit…
So, I’m resorting to an old standby and have picked up a(nother) subscription to Weight Watchers online. This is my third or perhaps fourth attempt with WW, and I’ve always been successful. You see, I know the right foods to eat, I just eat too much of them. In an effort to hold myself accountable, I’m laying myself out for all you creafty readers to see.