Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year - New Changes

 Today I must say goodbye to an old friend.  I've made a lot of changes in 2012 and those changes cause me to leave 58 lbs BEHIND (many from my behind ~ giggle ~ giggle).  However one of the bad things I've held on to is my LOVE for diet pop, especially Diet Pepsi.

I've been drinking diet pop since I was a little kid.  Once I gave it up for 6 months, but I didn't have as much of a reason as to why to give it up, so I gradually picked it up again.

So why change??  My trainer, Bryan tells me that Diet pop messes with your metabolism.  The artificial sweetener activates your pancreas with it's fake sweetness, but when no calories are available your body thinks its starving and the next meal you consume goes right to storage....fat storage!

All this time I drank diet pop thinking I was saving calories, thinking it was like a free pass of fizzy goodness, instead I had been tricked. I would have probably been better off to drink the real stuff, but then again I have consumed a LOT of pop over my lifetime!

But NO more.  I'm done.  I've survived my first 24 hours pop free.  My head is aching, my body is giving shivers, my energy is all gone.  But that's OK, because I'll be better in a few days and I'll be much healthier in long run.  A few days (or weeks) of crankiness will be worth a lifetime free of something that is so addictive and bad for you.  Plus, if Bryan is right, it will help me lose more weight.  I hate to admit it, but he has been right on everything health related....so far!  So say a prayer for me....and stay out of my way til I get feeling better!

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