Friday, August 22, 2008

Off the soda....again

As I was cramming a burger down and quenching my thirst with a soda today at lunch I wished I was Michael Phelps. The boy downs 12,000 calories a day, and he is still fit. I guess if I swam 5 hours or more at the pool a day I could. So I got to thinking. Last spring, for Lent-b/c I celebrated Mardi Gras, and I think if you get to enjoy the fun stuff you should have to endure the hard stuff. I gave up Mt Dew, which then resulted in giving up carbonation. I was also seeing a doctor about the bad headaches I was getting. At the end of the semester and 40 days(length of Lent)I had lost weight without really trying. On Easter Sunday my roommates handed me a Mt. Dew, I never went back on the 'sauce' but it did lift the ban on other sodas. Weight has always been an issue, and I think it will always be an issue. It's kinda like the moon, you might not be able to see it very well during the day but if you look you can spot it. I think its always going to be on there on the back of my mind. Look at the media, it is thrown in your face everyday. So after all this rambling to myself in the car, I thought, It is the start of a new semester and I do better if I have a time limit rather than saying, ok I'm going on a diet, let the punishment begin. So my goal is quit drinking carbonation again and quit eating fast food. (Bajio's is the exception) I have a class that ends on Oct 21st. This is my goal, starting the first day of school, Aug. 27th, make it to Oct. 21st, then well look at the progress and make new goals from there. The goals will be slightly easier because it will be the HOLIDAY season, and finals, but we will see when we get there. So I need all yalls' help, see a soda in my hands, knock it out!

I thought of the movie Tommy Boy and tried to find the video, but this is one of my favorite movies and quotes.
Tommy: Hey, remember your brother Duane? Whatever happened to him? We used to go to Safeway all the time and get caught trying to steal doughnuts.
Michelle: He's a cop. He had to get a real job when my parents moved to Cuyahoga Falls. Tommy: Wow! [awkward silence]
Michelle: [holds up box of Dunkin' Donuts] Want one?
Tommy: I'd better not. I have what doctors call a little bit of a weight problem. I used to grab bear claws as a kid, two at a time, and I'd get them lodged right in this region here. [motioning at his stomach]

2 comments:

brossettelewis said...

Dude, you need a picture of you doing the bear claw motion.

On my water kick I noticed that Costco's version of Vitamin water is 0/0/0/WW and if you are drinking water all day it has just enough flavor to be a treat.

Kelly said...

Two Thoughts:
Alma 37: 6
... but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
and second:
I read a talk from one of the General Authorities that actually said that when we are already stressed, caffeine can enhace feelings of being overwhelmed or depressed. Who needs it???