Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Diet Mt. Dew is the DEVIL!

Since the birth of my 3rd baby girl Evie, I have had zero energy. Some days it seemed impossible to do the bare minimum to care for her, our other 2 girls, our home, and my school assignments. Most days seemed like there was a dark energy zapping cloud following me around 24/7. I chalked it up to late nights with the baby, my weight, and an overload of responsibilities.

I realize now that the main energy zapper were the things I was putting into my body... and the lack of movement. I used to drink SO Many Diet Mt. Dew's in one day....too many to even admit to. Some days I would drink nothing but DMD's and other diet sodas. I would do very little exercise if any.

It is wild how less than 2 weeks of eating/drinking the things my body needs how much better I feel. And how much more energy I have. It is awesome! I am tackling projects in our home that have been on our to do list for 1-2 years.

I love Dt. Mt. Dew, but it is not worth it for me to drink more than 1 a day, because I know it will do nothing but slow me down, and I just don't have time for that.

Here is what I ate yesterday 1-10-11:

1 pancake w/ fresh strawberries and fat free whipped cream
2 slices turkey bacon
1 small glass of oj and 8 oz water

1 slice of leftover turkey loaf
1 slice wheat bread
(made a sandwich with it)
side salad with romaine, croutons, and italian dressing
1 water w/ ff cranberry/apple mix

kielbasa with bell peppers and onions (stir fry)
1 cup rice
More water
Devil Dew :)

1 fiber plus bar

P.S. My belly feels/looks a little flatter! :)


  1. It's just gonna get better and better my dear friend...

  2. Our bodies have their way of saying, "I hate what you're doing to me" or "Thank you kindly." My biggest problem my whole adult life has really been trying to make the "I hate what you're doing to me" into a "Thank you kindly" with rationalizations.

    I'm happy to be breaking that cycle!!

    Goodbye, Fat Girl!

  3. we cut soda completely, we were only drinking diet but it still seemed to lead us to trouble, my husband lost 6 pounds the first week, and he only has about 30 to lose altogether! We have also saved about 15 bucks a week which is being put into healthier food options!

  4. I drank a lot of diet dr pepper, and I've cut back to MAYBE one every week or 2. It's amazing how much better we feel when we're fueling our bodies right!

    And love the pic you posted today!