This challenge helped me lose 5 pounds in two weeks. And even though it was way harder than I ever thought it would be, I was glad I had done it since it gave me good results. Of course once the challenge was over I went over-board with Pepsi indulgences and I haven't slowed down since!
Lately I have been noticing some extra unwanted weight being placed on various parts of my body -- although this is also partly due to some medication I am currently on -- and I figured that I needed to do something about that N-O-W!!
You guessed it -- I am doing the challenge again. I know after last time I said that I was n-e-v-e-r doing it again -- and I really meant it -- but I know that it works, so why not give it one more shot?
(Don't worry Michelle -- I told Mom she should still make tacos on Tuesday. I'll just suffer while the rest of you are drinking the most delicious beverage in the entire world while I sip on my water...)
And this time when the two weeks are over, I am going to make the switch to Diet Pepsi.
Okay -- I said it (barely). I can not believe those words came out of my mouth -- or my finger tips-- since I have always vowed I would not drink diet pop. I have always figured that I would rather drink NO Pepsi than diet Pepsi.
But...since there are no calories in diet Pepsi, it might be worth it (I know, I know...what about the aspertame? Hey -- these days, everything is going to give us cancer anyway right?).
As for the taste, I figure that after a two week Pepsi drought, even diet Pepsi will taste glorious to me. So, the key is to NOT drink a regular Pepsi until I have gotten accustomed to the diet. I hear it's not so bad once you get used to it...
Today was the first day of this second Pepsi challenge. I'm sure it will follow the same pattern as last time. The first few days will be hard -- not because I'm used to having Pepsi every single day (although pretty close...rarely are there 2 days in a row where no Pepsi is being consumed by yours truly), but just because you always want something more when you know you can't have it.
Then after the first several days, it will get e-x-c-r-u-c-i-a-t-i-n-g-l-y difficult as the withdrawal starts to kick in. Last time there were several ocassions where I would just pace around the house, shaking my hands in desperation. I'm hoping it will be easier this time, but I'm not counting on it.
I gotta say, I certainly have a new respect for smokers who have kicked their habit. I couldn't imagine having to give up Pepsi f-o-r-e-v-e-r! So...way to go all of you who have successfully given up smoking -- you are my HEROS!!
Anyway, I'm sure I will be giving you updates throughout my challenge. And I will have a countdown ticker at the top of my blog to keep track. Wish me luck...again! And like last time -- if anybody else wants to join me in this challenge (pick something that YOU would have a hard time giving up for two weeks), please let me know you are walking with me on this journey.**for the record, by saying I am giving up Pepsi for two weeks, this also includes ALL pop**