Weight: 348.1. At one point this week, I weighed about 345, which was encouraging.
Grade: C. My original goal was to drink only water; I ended up changing that to “nothing caffeinated” and then I was able to fulfill the goal. It’s not just the caffeine from soft drinks that you miss, it’s the constant supply of sugar calories. Several times this week I got home from work and had to go straight to bed (I expected this, it happened last time). Next week will be better.
Goal for next week: Drink only water while I’m at work. Drink nothing caffeinated and nothing carbonated. I’m pretty sure I can fulfill this one.
Tom has actually been really good at keeping me on track. I would like to publicly thank him.
I am curious: why nothing caffinated?
Caffiene is an appetite suppressant. Diet pills tend to include it for that reason. So won’t cutting caffiene at the same time make your task more difficult?
Why not simply cut sugar while keeping caffiene at the same level?
Because as long as I’ve got the caffeine joneses, I’m going to want to drink soda. The only way to be able to not drink soda is to release myself from the foul grip of its caffeine.
I really felt a lot better after getting off caffeine and onto water the last time I dieted. I actually felt kind of dirty when I started drinking Mountain Dew again. Unfortunately, that quickly passed.
I wouldn’t be so worried, some studies seem to indicate caffiene could be good for your heart, others say that it’s not so good. In reality the real rule is everything in moderation. Drink 1 cup of coffee in the morning, or don’t take that double-shot of espresso (or whatever I don’t drink espresso so i don’t know if you do double shots of that anyhow).
I personally don’t drink sugared pops for energy. In fact I might have drank pop so much that it doesn’t seem to affect me much anymore. Anyhoo keep up the good work.