Sunday, September 24, 2006

Inching Along

Week two of my diet has passed and I only lost two pounds this week instead of four. (And that last half-pound is debatable because it keeps going back and forth the past couple of days.) The South Beach diet claims that in the first two weeks you should lose between eight and fourteen pounds. I lost five to six. Have I mentioned my metabolism blows now? I hear it only gets worse from here which is one of the main reasons I've become so committed all of a sudden. I'm turning 29 next year and I figure now would be a good time to get in the best shape possible if it will continually become more difficult after 30.

I'm trying to think of what I could have done to make last week better and the only thing I did different from the first week was drink Diet Coke. In the beginning I drank only water but after a week I coudn't take it anymore and brought back in the diet soda. The book says not to drink any caffeinated beverages and I wonder what kind of impeding effect Diet Coke would have on weight loss? I'm such a slave to it. Maybe now would be the ideal time to make a clean break? (She says while taking a swig.) This is my last one! I swear!


  1. If you ask me (and you didn't, but I'm telling you anyway), you still look exactly like you did in high school and have nothing to worry about.
    That said, the reason most diets tell you to avoid caffeinated beverages isn't only because of the dehydrating effects of carbonation, but mainly because of the insane amount of sugar in soda (corn syrup and its cohorts). Corn syrup has been cited as one of the top causes of obesity in modern times, due to its relatively inexpensive cost as compared to sugar and its subsequent use in so many pre-packaged foods. Sugar eats up all your B vitamins and, after the initial burst of energy, actually saps you of it in the long run, slowing your metabolism.
    End class. :)

  2. Yeah but diet soda doesn't have any sugar/corn syrup or calories in it. Just good old aspartame. Mmmmmmm. (Which is debatably worse for your body than sugar- but in a different way.) The word even sounds toxic. ASPERTAME....
    I'm all about the green tea from now on.