Monday, June 1, 2009

Changing My Habits

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Crystal Light Water Way Challenge

My name is Kelly
And I am a Sonic vanilla coke addict
I need help


Ya'll - the people at Sonic know be my name and when I pull up to the drive thru - they just tell me to pull up because they know what I am there to get. I'm in a catch 22 because I need to stop drinking cokes for my health and caffeine for breast feeding (although I really do limit myself) but with a 4 month old who doesn't sleep ........I need caffeine. But I also need to be healthy for my baby and to lose the last part of the baby weight.

So I'm taking a challenge. Starting today - I'm going to replace those Sonic cokes with Crystal Light for 2 weeks. I'm going to report in every day to let you know how I'm doing and if I've lost any weight or how I'm feeling. So check back in and I challenge all of you to take this challenge with me!
I also think you should join me on the Crystal Light Water Way Challenge Group at BlogHer and let's see what happens!!! I would love to get your comments if you are trying this and how it is going! You can also like to the Crystal Light Water Way Challenge site or here to get more info. After you register - you can get the same widget I have at the top and put it on your blog to track your water intake. I'm curious to see how you do!

You can keep up with me and Harper and what else we are up to here.

26 comments:

Karo said...

I've been drinking the Crystal Light On The Go for quite a while and they are delicious! My favorites are lemonade and wild strawberry, but I love them all.

Amber said...

I LOVE Crystal Light!! Matter of fact, I'm drinking one right now!! I have the Sunrise, Classic Orange 16 oz bottle right next to me. I really LOVE the individually bottled ones. I keep a bunch in my fridge, and they're perfect for on the go. I grab one every time I walk out the door to make sure I'm drinking enough. They've really helped me to lose some extra pounds by limiting the sodium in diet sodas, and by increasing my water intake. And they are SOOO good!!

Hey, can I get paid too!?

HappyGoMommy! said...

We love the "Fruit Punch" flavor if you haven't tried it . . . yum!!! :)

Jessica Cameron said...

I have been trying to stay away from soft drinks the last few weeks to lose weight also. I was told by a lady that owns the Nutrient store here where I live that a doctor told her it takes 3-4 weeks to get rid of a regular coke and 5-6 weeks to get rid of a diet coke out of your system. Last week was my 3rd week and I had lost about 5 lbs. I 'm looking forward to weighting the end of the week to see if I have lost more. Last time I got off them for 4 weeks and lost 15 lbs.
Not trying to discourage you but it might take more than 2 weeks to see a weight lose. But increasing your water intake will sure help! I was also told if you don't go to the bathroom at least once an hour you will not lose any weight either! Just a little advice on what I've been told!!

the Bennett Family said...

Hey! I recently gave up my Dr. Peppe habit! I am three weeks going strong! I have been drinking Crystal Light and water and unsweet tea. I feel so much better! I just got Crystal Light's Peach Mango Green Tea.. it is yummy! Good luck! You can do it!

Claire said...

I love Crystal Light! The Lemonade flavor is the best to me, but if I liked tea it could be different. They have so many yummy SOUNDING infused tea flavors! I think you'll like it...and find a difference in the way your body looks without that carbonation.

Auntie D said...

I too love Vanilla Diet Coke from Sonic....but I have been thinking I need to stop as I am wondering if my caffenine intake has something to do with me not getting pregnant. So....I will joing you Kelly! Beginning tomorrow morning...Crystal Light and water...here I come!!

Jen said...

Kelly...you be careful!! If you have a LOT of coke through the day, maybe weaning yourself off would be best instead of going cold turkey! I just worry that if you have a lot of cokes through the day and you quit cold turkey, you'll face headaches, nausea, maybe the shakes (caffeine withdrawal?) and who knows what else! So, just be cautious! I encourage you to do this, though, because it will be a healthy change. I KNOW you can do it, but I don't want you to be horribly sick in the beginning, too! :) Best of luck!!!

Linda said...

Doesn't Crystal Light have aspartame? I've read there are health concerns with that as well. I've been trying to give up the aspartame and drink more water, Mendota water, and iced tea (no sugar). Good luck to you.

Linda said...

This talks about it...
http://www.naturodoc.com/library/nutrition/aspartame.htm

jeck said...

I have a love affair with Mountain Dew and I have to wean myself off of them because if I don't I get headaches. Excedrine Migraine is my best friend when trying to kick the habit!! Good Luck!!! I am trying to get there myself!!

Jenny said...

Hi Kelly, I gave up Diet coke last year, but still occasionally have one(usually a special occasion). I feel way better that I gave it up. It is so bad for you. I ended up getting the worst migraines when I did,but it was worth it. I have also given up aspartame as a sweetner. I still will eat it if it's in yogurts or some other foods,but I use stevia packets to sweeten my tea..(lol...I gave up coffee 1.5 years ago...that was a killer)
Praying it all goes smoothly for you

Caroline said...

Ok I'll do this with you once I get back. Honestly I have been trying to stop drinking coke for a year and I haven't gone more than 2 days, YIKES! As you I love Sonic, but I don't think I like any of their fruity drinks, plus I think even the limeade has Sprite in it.
Thank you for doing this!

Kylie said...

I really try for myself to not go overboard on counting calories and dieting, etc... however, you will be shocked at how quickly you can loose weight when you stop drinking your calories! For me, I had to stop all the sugary and fatty things I was adding to my coffee. I want to EAT calories, not drink them! I love the Crystal Light to go packets and Special K protein water packets (helps with the hunger, too though I know you aren't writing a review on them! :))You really will feel better with more water intake-- it will increase your energy as well as caffein will! Good luck and hope you feel great this week!

The Thornton Family said...

My addiction is sweet tea. I guess it's a little better than coke/diet coke, but I still drink waaaaay more than I should. I stopped by Wal-Mart on my way to work monday and got a big water bottle and several different flavors of Crystal Light not knowing you were doing this. So I'll do it with you!
I'm still allowing myself a small glass of sweet tea at dinner.
Let's do this, girl!

Stacey in Missippi

Kristine McKowen said...

I make gallon pitchers at home of Crystal light - or whatever one happens to be on sale.

We have pink lemonade, regular lemonade and iced tea. Sometimes I even get crazy and mix the iced tea and lemonade together (lol!)

The ruby red crystal light is good - put in a squeeze of lime and lots of ice.

I also use the singles - they are great to take on the go and I use them at work when I refill my water bottle. Right now I'm drinking sugar free Hawaiian Punch Lemonberry Squeeze.

Jen said...

Ok here it goes..I'm Jenny and I'm addicted to Diet Coke!

If there are not at least 2 cokd Diet cokes in the fridge at any one time I start to get a little worried that I will run out before I get to the store.

I drink anywhere between only 1 to up to 5(BAD!) Diet Cokes in one day. On a typical day I will have one with lunch and then one after dinner. I'm really trying to limit myself.

Last summer when I found out I was pregnant I stopped drinking it cold turkey. Then when my husband died suddenly and I lost our baby I started drinking Diet Coke again like it was never going to be made.

I HATE water, can NOT stand the taste of it...grosses me out. However I have been drinking it with Crystal Light.

So I would love to join in this challenge with you. We can do this!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

What a wonderful challenge. I have a really hard time drinking the water that I need to each day. I am trying to drop some weight and dropping the soda can only help me get healthy!

Dawn Rodriguez said...

Good luck to you with your challenge. I think that I was/possibly still am another big coke feen but i too wanted to lose the belly with summer almost here. for the past 2-3 weeks i have had iced tea with splenda, which has worked out...surprisingly. i have tried in the past to stop drinking coke, but this time around i didn't even think of it in that way, so i think that's why i sit here 2-3 weeks done with coke smiling, wow..it can be done ;)

Krissy said...

I've been Coke free since January-woot woot!! I had such horrible caffeine withdrawal headaches, that I don't ever want to start drinking them again! I do drink Crystal Lite, usually just once a day though since it has artificial sweetener in it. The rest of the time, it's straight up H2O! Good luck :o)

Rory said...

I need to do this but Crystal Light gives me a headache. Guess I'll be doing plain old water....

Our 3 Miracles said...

Good For you Kelly! I gave up all caffeine products on January 3rd 2009 and haven't looked back. I dropped 20 pounds really quick because caffeine was my addiction. I could easily consume 2000 calories a day by downing a nice cold COKE! With 3 little ones caffeine was also my pick me up but after I gave it up and lost some weight I realized that it was all the extra weight that was making me so tired. Good Luck I wish you the best and good health.

Amanda said...

Hi Kelly, I just love your blog and popped over here. I know that Harper is not much of a sleeper and now I'm wondering.. maybe the caffine has something to do with it. After all, baby is drinking whatever goes into your body too. I know that if I drink a Coke or a Mt Dew I am WIRED and can clean for days,ha! I can't sleep either.. too wired. Sooo, maybe that has something to do with her lack of sleep. Just a thought!

Ashley said...

I used to be addicted to Dr. Pepper and sweet tea. I couldn't seem to get off the stuff then I tried Crystal Light, now I am addicted to it! My favorites are: White Grape & Natural Raspberry Peach. Love them!! Before I would wake-up and grab a can of DP out of the fridge, now I'm grabbing a glass and a packet of Crystal Light. I feel like I have more energy and I've lost 8 lbs in 3 weeks (with diet and exercise of course)! I can't wait to hear how you are doing with the switch!

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