Dave’s Journey With Eating Free: Week 12

Not much to report on the nutrition front this week, except Sarah @ Eating Free challenged me to give up Diet Coke and I’ve found it absurdly easy.  Turns out I only drank Diet Coke as a substitute for my old soda addiction.  I don’t really NEED it and to be honest, I don’t really like it.  I remember when I made the switch to diet soda, I found that I drank less soda overall.  Why is that?  Because it tastes like ashtray.  And I know what ashtray tastes like because I accidentally drank from my Mom’s ash-can when I was a kid.  Yeah, she used to tap her cigarette into a soda can when there wasn’t an ashtray around.  You can imagine the comedy of errors when I put down my soda can and then, two minutes later, drank from the ash-can.  Anyway, my point is I think that people who say they love diet soda are lying, or insane.  If you are thinking about giving it up, go for it.   It’s easy, because it tastes terrible. Trust me…you probably hate it and don’t even realize it.

The huge success of the week was losing 4 lbs.  This was a particularly astonishing feat because it was the week of my birthday, and if you read last week’s blog you know I chose to celebrate it with some heavy food and booze.  Eating Free wins again!

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