To borrow words from The Archies: Sugar, ahh ... you got me wanting you.
Until I remembered the pic Ali text me yesterday. In a text exchange, I disclosed that I had a 2-3 coke-a-day habit that I was trying to kick and kick for good during this week's detox. I didn't hear back from her for a bit and didn't think much of it. Until later in the afternoon, I got a pic. Of sugar. She had figured out just how much sugar I was consuming from my sodas alone and sent me a visual of it. I was somewhat shocked!
I had temporarily kicked my soda habit during the WLC; however, towards the end, as I was forgetting to log points in anyway, I began to slack on the water and pick up the soda again. And, I didn't feel too bad about it for a few reasons: (1) it was 2-3 cans as opposed to the 5 or so that I used to drink daily (gasp!), (2) I never thought about the sugar in the soda and (3) I didn't really realize just how many cans had crept back into my days. I know, that's dumb. But, I didn't. I wasn't logging my eats/drinks anymore and, when I did think about my food, I never thought about the sugar in my sodas. I thought about sugar in the cookies, cakes and candies and began to avoid most of those but I never really thought about the sugar in my sodas.
So, this morning after I thought I wanted a soda and then recalled Ali's pic (and, the fact that I want this weekend's 4 mile run to not suck), I made myself a visual reminder. Pretty sure that this will remind me that I really don't want a soda! The soda cans are from my office fridge; the Pyrex cup of sugar is what Ali sent me yesterday. The two combined - well, that's my first photo collage!
Can you believe it?! I was consuming nearly 1 cup of sugar a day without any thought! Yikes! Am I alone? Am I the only one mindlessly consuming sugars and calories