Friday, July 10, 2009

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT


Well, I have heard enough horror stories and have finally broken down and removed Diet Coke from my diet. For those of you who don't really know me, I am known far and wide for having a diet coke in my hand almost all the time. I love a good to-go cup, preferable SOLO plastic with a lid and good ice. When I started working at Royal Caribbean part-time, one of the biggest perks is that they have an ice machine available all day with shaved ice balls. I love it.
One of the best gifts I have ever received was a set of 100 monogrammed styrofoam cups. I loved those cups and was so sad to use the last one. Now I have been using these Hefty hard plastic cups.
Anyway...my roommate Tara is studying to be an esthetician and has been learning all sorts of information about nutrition and the body. She said people who consume even one can of diet coke a day can be carrying around 12 extra pounds on their body from the sodium and chemicals. Holy cow... (I average about 4 a day) Then, after discussing this last night, today my Mom forwarded me an email about how someone switched to iced tea and the next time they went to a doctor, they were astounded by the change in their body.
So, I will switch to iced tea. Today at lunch, I had a delicious glass of iced tea. The only annoying part is after you put the sweetener in, they keep coming by to refill, and then you have to keep playing around with the Splenda to get it right again! Whatever...I will do this for one month and see if there is a difference. I might be cranky for the next few days, but I promise I won't take it out on my blog...there are too many fun things happening in Newport!


10 comments:

Her Preppiness said...

I gave up diet soda years ago and feel much better.

Michelle said...

12 pounds?! Ack! I drink regular Coke like it's going out of style, too! I guess it's time for me to change, too....starting on Monday. ;-)

Katie said...

Oh wow. I drink both DC and Iced Tea and no matter what the size, I find that 2 splenda's do the trick!

Lynley Walker Ciorobea said...

Wow KP, I can't believe this! HUGE news!! I just want to know how humongous the headache is that you have right now...

Petunia said...

Good for you! It is such a hard thing to do. A year ago I stopped buying Coke for the house. I switched to Arizona Green Iced Tea which I buy by the gallon and LOVE it. The only problem is going out to eat--sometimes I cheat and order a Coke because restaurants don't carry Arizona Green Iced Tea! :)

Channa said...

Oh' No!!! What will I drink now. I am guessing Diet DP is the same. Poop you coke!

Erica said...

wow the stats are unbelievable. good luck with your iced tea switch--you can do it!

xo,
E

Preppy from Bay said...

I'm a Diet Coke fan myself. I used to drink about 4 in one sitting at lunch. Not so much anymore but still one in the morning and one or two in the afternoon. Interesting info. I'm going to try to drink Iced Tea as well as see if I can lose an extra 12 lbs. thanks for sharing.

Torch Lake Prep said...

You are a brave woman. I don't think I could give it up. Although I did do caffeine free when I was pregnant. Try the diet snapple lemon tea or peach or raspberry, very good!

It Is Everlasting said...

You can totally do this! I am about 3 weeks "clean" from DC and I love it. Honestly there is something so freeing about not feeling like you've got to have one! I drink about 5 24oz containers of water a day and iced tea if we're out. We are saving a ton of money and I am starting to see my body change as well (headaches are almost completely gone!). GL!