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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/7/2010 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so i have been trying to lose weight for a while and since may i have lost like 35-40 llbs and im down to almost where i want to be i lack about five pounds, ugh!
I lack about 25 from my ideal BMI weight, but i have been that and i looked like a skeleton. My boobs weigh 15lbs, lol.
Anyway, im still classified overweight but i think im pretty healthy, i have a good amount of muscle, i wear an 8, i do my insanity work out everyday,(which is really really tough, there are 60 pushups, 90 jumping jacks, 75 power squats and that's all in about 5 minutes or less, then ther is 35 more minutes of extreme cardio) i have missed one day since may and that was the day my niece was born and i was at the hospital until one am! anyway, i'm rambling, big surprise.
When i started the diet i cut out tons of stuff at first to get the weight loss jump started, i was eating mainly fruit and veggies and peanut butter for protein. After i had lost about 20lbs i started adding in things i really love, small amounts, because i didnt want to deny myself stuff competly that never works!
But the one thing i have not had in that entire time is any time of soft drink! i have had only water and a few alocholic beverages.
sooo here is my dilema, i am like literally dreaming of a cherry drink or a cherry coke or a pepsi (an i'm a southern girl drinkign a pepsi is a capital offense!) but i dont know if i should allow myself a tiny bit, like one a week or something, just so i can quit thinking about it so much. DH says i probably wont even like it. And he is probably right. I dont want diet drinks because they actually make you gain weight!
Anyway, opinions please!!!

Allison77
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi darling,
I cut out pop 2 years ago and try a sip once in a while because I too, crave it, but you know what? It taste's like chemicals. It's disgusting. So I say "go for it" everything in moderation right??

-Allie

Anthony1977
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I would go for it. You will prolly not be used to the sugar and may not like it as much, but I wouldn't hold back on it at all. Just treat yourself to it once a week or something.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 9/7/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
once a week won't hurt for sure, go for it.
Hodaya
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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks! that's what i wanted to hear :D
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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Christine1946
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   Posted 9/8/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
     OH go for it....life is too short to deny yourself treats.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/8/2010 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
You will wonder why you were craving it!!! I don't drink soda anymore but when I get a craving...I'll have a sip or two...and get totally grossed out. It is just like smoking...when you are an ex-smoker you crave just 'one' but all it takes is one puff to know it's gross! (and I did that last weekend...it was SO YUKKY)

p.s. Congrats on the hard work!! I'm running and I think I do it just so I can eat more BUT I am crazy organic fruits/veggies eater shocked just ask my daughter!!

summerstorm
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   Posted 9/8/2010 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
lol ohio, im working out everyday so i can eat like i want to also! I could stop but i would have to keep on a next to nothing diet, so i continue the work out so i can have some icecream :D

Allie-did you ever try your insanity tapes?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

Christine1946
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   Posted 9/9/2010 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
     I have to give you credit.  I haven't worked out since 1984 tongue .  I walk a lot when I can.....is that considered a work out?  Actually, now I schlep more than I walk.
     Size 8 is terrific!!!  I was in a 10 but since my operation am back in an 8.

Allison77
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   Posted 9/9/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Summerstorm,
Yup, and I promptly threw up all over. Its no joke! I do a day of insanity, a day of kettlebells and a day of Yoga with my cheat do nothing/ eat everything on Saturday's. Finally trimming down and getting a Christina Hendricks body. I am loving my hips!!!

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL i havent thrown up from it, but there have been days i wanted to! Its sooo hard, and its not getting much easier, lol.

And ya'll were right i got a pepsi at dinner and it was nasty! My mouth feels icky from drinking it, like its just coated in sugar or something.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
well, that's because it was a pepsi nono...you shoulda ordered a coke!

Anthony1977
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   

summerstorm
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   Posted 9/9/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
i know cece what was i thinking! but they only had pepsi so i tried that. Drinking pepsi in the south can get you jailed! :D
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!
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