Sep 15, 2006

Just Say No!

I am going to try (and I do mean try) to give up coffee and cokes for one month. Why? Because I think that those two things are causing my gradual weight gain of the summer. Skip says it might be all the desserts I've had lately, but I'm not buying that. I have always had a dessert here and there, but I have not always drank as much coffee as I have lately. I know that coffee is not fattening, but when you use almost 3 tablespoons of hazelnut Creamer as I do, believe me-it's fattening! I did not post this yesterday for fear of failure my first day. I did it! I am not counting my Red Bull (sugar-free) in this diet I've created. It only has ten calories and I only have one a day. The rest of the day will be water. This may not be hard for some of you die-hard water drinkers, but for me it is huge. I never drink water, ever. Well, I take that back. I do drink water right after I work out, which is only 2 to 3 times a week (if I'm doing good). Okay, anyone else up for the challenge? Skip said, "No way, are you crazy?" I guess I may have to go it alone. I'll let you know if I succeed, or if I cave under the pressure of my bible study ladies drinking it right in front of me.

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

AHHHH!!!! For coffee, a little trick is cut the coffee to half of regular and decaf. I"ve had the best coffee that way. As far as the creamer it's just 2% milk all the way. The only time I use the pretty creamers is when I'm at your house. HA!HA!HA! As far as cokes. Good luck on that one. I"ve got to have my coke. Another idea is eat a really good breakfast. And remember you can always borrow my baby gates. I'm here for you sister. If you want I will personally ground you some awesome coffee.

Pamela said...

I see you have a sweet caring sister. lol Giving up the soda will really help. Unfortunately, I have been there, in fact, I have gone as much as 6 mo's without my diet coke and drank water and eewww, it is tough. I will cheer you on though! You go girl! Woo hoo! You are on your own at Bible study though! hehe!

momrn2 said...

I am such a lousy water drinker also!! Hats off to you in this!

Julie said...

Okay, you can slug me if you want to, but I am a water-drinking fool! I LOVE water!

The only other things I drink are caffeine free sodas occasionally I can't do caffeine for health reasons) and I love my decaf hot tea with cream. So, I'm with you on that one! Love my half-n-half!

Hey ~ Have you tried the new Fruit 2-O's? They're basically flavored water with zero calories. You might like them.

Chappyswife said...

Susie, I will TRY with you - at the very least to cut way back. I usually do okay with drinking water, but I LOVE Mt. Dew, and I desperately need to cut back. So, here we go!

Laura said...

Susie, I support you! You can do it. I got into the habit of drinking coffee when Luke was first born. I had to stop though because it made me want to add a few cookies, pies, etc. to my diet :) I now get one "treat" drink 1x per month. If I could just cut out those brownies......

annie said...

Susie
Just catching up on your blog weeks behind. But I'm trying to give up cokes too, coffee has never been a problem for me. I'm pretty much down to cokes only when we eat out. good luck