Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Diet Diary

September 24, 2008
Day 3

Dear Diet Diary,
So far the week has gone pretty well. Right now I am enjoying a creamy milk chocolate Slim-Fast. Actually, it's the Wal-Mart brand, so it boldly states, "Compare to Slim-Fast" on the can. It's not very creamy and I'm not sure it really makes me think of chocolate, but who's complaining. Afer I finish the drink, I will have 30% of my daily molybdenum!

I had a great idea the other day. I've tried Diet Coke, Coke Zero, etc., and none of them compared to my first true love: regular Coke. For most of my life, I've had an issue with Dr. Pepper. I've always associated it with ignorance, thanks to "THOSE girls" in junior high who made my life a living hell. Yep, they all drank Dr. Pepper. Anyway, I've never acquired a taste for it. That being said, I recently thought to myself, "Since I don't really know the taste of the REAL thing, maybe the diet version won't taste terrible?!" And do you know what, diary? I was RIGHT! So I'm getting my caffeine fix without 140 empty calories.

I'm quite surprised at how good some of the boxed dinners are. Not that I don't crave a burger every once in awhile, but I still feel full afterwards and I don't spend the entire day thinking about food.

I had a bad night last night. I really wanted a regular Coke. I'd told Michael to not let me falter so he refused to let me have one. I begged, I pleaded, I did awful things (e.g., called his phone and left a 3 minute message--we are not fans of long messages), but he would not let down. He finally, FINALLY opened a coke and let me have a few sips. It was glorious. I figure if you can't splurge every once in awhile, you'll just go crazy.

I walked/ran last night around the neighborhood a few times. Is it bad that I listened to Kate Perry's, "I Kissed a Girl" 3 times? I'm not really into that kind of action but it has an amazing beat. I also found Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" pretty inspiring as I rounded the corner and headed for home.

Meredith Leigh Besancon Haynes

(Editor's note: While most of the above statements are true--ok, all of them are true--this was not to be taken seriously. Thanks, and happy eating to you all.)

UPDATE: Many thanks to all who have posted or emailed and told me not to do this. I'm not trying to lose 20 pounds, I'm just trying to fit in my pants, which are starting to look mildly inappropriate! So do not fear, sending "get help" brochures is unnecessary. I just want to wear the clothes in my closet (actually, there is nothing I would love more than a shopping spree at the mall but it kind of ruins the excitement when you realize why you're having to buy all new clothes).


Emily said...

why in the world are you on a diet??? u are a tiny tim?

Heather said...

Yay for Diet Dr. Pepper! My one true vice (besides the Whoopers that are in the cabinet for Life Groups that really get consumed when the kids go down for a nap, lest I be a bad influence in front of them....).

I think you look perfect, but I've also been in your shoes before and understand the disappointment of out growing clothes. Unfortunately I've had so much personal experience with that since I married 8 yrs ago, that I somewhat shrug my shoulders at it. I say nip it in the bud while you can instead of addressing it after say, ehem, 5 clothing size changes (then I did go on weight watchers and now I am only 3 sizes bigger). :)

Leslie said...

Yet another reason we need to live closer: then we could go out to eat together, you would order your usual coke, I would order my usual water, and then I would proceed to take enough sips your coke to cut back a considerable number of calories. :) Thanks for all those sips over the years.

John and Amber said...

You are so funny! I love your blog. John told me that he made you wonder about a comment he made on your blog too.. He kills me.

Haley Nicodemus said...

Hey Meredith, I've been reading your blog for awhile and you are absolutely hysterical and very witty! I laugh every time I read your posts. I thought now was the perfect time to post a comment and ask..."I didn't drink Dr. Pepper in Jr. High, did I?"

jules said...

So I'm not sure if they carry it in ol' Oklahoma since I can't find it up here anymore but C2 my friend. Half the calories, I think half the carbs and taste just like the real thing. Happy Hunting!


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