Thursday, June 26, 2008

Making The Switch

Last weekend, Q suggested that if I wanted to drop a few pounds, I should switch to diet soda. I don't know how my husband did it, but he managed to broach the subject so tactfully that I didn't yell, kick him out of our bedroom, or otherwise get offended at his implying that I have a little too much junk in my trunk. Q should seriously considering leaving information technology for a career in diplomatic relations.

Anyway, I decided to give it a shot. Having drunk only regular soda all my life, this was going to be difficult. Especially since I've always thought that diet soda tasted foul. But Q assured me that I'd get used to it.

So far, I've had about half a dozen twelve-ounce bottles of Caffine-Free Diet Pepsi. It's alright. Nothing great. I find that diet soda tastes best after it's been sitting in the freezer for a few hours. Drinking it at room-temperature is out of the question.

Today, Fry's had Pepsi products on sale so I bought regular Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max...both of which have zero calories. I haven't tried either one yet, but I hope at least one of them sucks less than the caffine-free stuff.

I'm going to give it a month. If I don't gain (or lose) anything by drinking diet soda, than I'm switching back to regular.

Old habits die hard!


Craig said...

I've been drinking diet sodas for quite a while now. Honestly, you will just get used to the taste. If I accidentally grab a regular soda, it tastes off to me. But I now "try" to limit myself to no more than 2 sodas a day. And I can't do the caffeine free stuff, I need my caffeine!!! Give it a month, if you just hate it, then go back.

Ms. Val said...

I'm trying! I'm not a coffee drinker. I'm not a wine or beer drinker. And my Jamba Juice addiction has been greatly quelched by the need to keep the car gassed up. I need one vice.

I think there's a box of Oreos in the pantry.

Denise said...

Val- I can't drink and don't really like regular Dr. Pepper but I am addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper. It's really good because it has more taste to it.
I like Diet Coke better than Diet Pepsi as it has more fizz to it. Not quite as sweet-
You might want to give them a try also. See you in a couple of weeks!