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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #45
47. I only used to drink diet soda too, and...
gave it up this past January in favor of three 20 oz. bottles of water per day. Plus chamomile tea at night and the occasional green tea (no sweetener).

Haven't noticed any change in my waistline, though, even though my diet is the same.

Discouraging. :(

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  -I am obese, same as Chris Christie. I am obese because I have an addiction applegrove  Sep-28-11 07:19 PM   #0 
  - Best thread addressing this issue  Ishoutandscream2   Sep-28-11 07:22 PM   #1 
  - Time to get off the cheeseburger diet  DontTreadOnMe   Sep-28-11 07:22 PM   #2 
  - That is what I should do. I do have a selection of teas on hand. I should try that instead of pop.  applegrove   Sep-28-11 07:23 PM   #3 
  - I gave up sodas, the HFCS in them is deadly.  dixiegrrrrl   Sep-28-11 07:29 PM   #9 
  - Me, too  Iwillnevergiveup   Sep-29-11 12:05 AM   #53 
  - Iced tea with lemon or lime is great, too.  emcguffie   Sep-29-11 02:09 PM   #91 
  - I gave them up, too  RockaFowler   Sep-29-11 08:45 AM   #76 
  - Dear applegrove  K8-EEE   Sep-28-11 07:37 PM   #14 
     - Given that 2/3 of the population is not fat and sick--  eridani   Sep-28-11 07:39 PM   #18 
     - They get that way though. People over 50  K8-EEE   Sep-28-11 08:05 PM   #31 
     - I'm on medication too.  applegrove   Sep-28-11 08:34 PM   #38 
     - In what century were 50 year olds ever healthier than 25 year olds? n/t  eridani   Sep-28-11 11:48 PM   #50 
        - None but look at some old "crowd films" from baseball games etc.  K8-EEE   Sep-29-11 01:13 AM   #54 
           - We didn't live as long either  eridani   Sep-29-11 05:34 AM   #67 
     - We don't consider them sick til the end  idiotgardener   Sep-28-11 08:29 PM   #37 
        - Personally speaking, it's nice to be able to get old enough to be more likely  eridani   Sep-28-11 11:50 PM   #51 
           - Well my grandpa lived till 98 and died in his sleep in 1995  K8-EEE   Sep-29-11 01:16 AM   #55 
              - The longer you live, the more you come to realize that where longevity is concerned,  DrunkenBoat   Sep-29-11 01:52 AM   #59 
              - It's not so much living long but HOW you live  K8-EEE   Sep-29-11 03:02 AM   #64 
                 - There are all sorts of so-called "paradoxical" populations in the world.  DrunkenBoat   Sep-29-11 03:25 AM   #65 
                    - Good observation about class and fat  eridani   Sep-29-11 05:47 AM   #69 
              - People who are overweight, but short of obese, actually live longer  eridani   Sep-29-11 05:36 AM   #68 
     - Taft topped 300#. Grover Cleveland couldn't have been far behind.  DrunkenBoat   Sep-29-11 01:41 AM   #58 
  - Toxic Coke  otohara   Sep-28-11 07:26 PM   #8 
  - Its really not that easy  Marrah_G   Sep-28-11 07:51 PM   #25 
  - The burgers were never my problem  Abq_Sarah   Sep-28-11 09:41 PM   #44 
  - People tend to gain weight and fat mass after 40. This is true even of tribal people living  DrunkenBoat   Sep-29-11 01:54 AM   #60 
     - Peoples' metabolisms slow down with age  Hippo_Tron   Sep-29-11 09:44 PM   #101 
  - ...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-28-11 07:24 PM   #4 
  - You do what's best for you, when you are ready...  catabryna   Sep-28-11 07:24 PM   #5 
  - "thin and miserable"  DontTreadOnMe   Sep-28-11 07:26 PM   #7 
  - As the wife of a man who passed away...  catabryna   Sep-28-11 07:29 PM   #10 
  - I am thin  HockeyMom   Sep-28-11 07:40 PM   #19 
  - I walk a lot...  catabryna   Sep-28-11 07:43 PM   #21 
  - I overeat because I am a glutton and I love the taste.  roody   Sep-28-11 09:25 PM   #41 
  - I'm thin & over 50. I do the same thing. Also, when I get involved in projects I don't  DrunkenBoat   Sep-29-11 01:59 AM   #61 
  - And btw... I'm Mother Earth.  catabryna   Sep-28-11 07:53 PM   #26 
  - Being hungry and unable to focus on tasks sure is, though n/t  eridani   Sep-28-11 07:58 PM   #28 
  - yes, it can be. if you can't eat any of the foods you really like, and you have  Scout   Sep-29-11 12:05 PM   #87 
     - Vegetarians eat many more foods than only vegetables.  roody   Oct-01-11 09:08 AM   #122 
  - +1  Canuckistanian   Sep-28-11 07:42 PM   #20 
     - +1,000 nt  catabryna   Sep-28-11 07:47 PM   #22 
  - When I'm depressed I waaaaay overeat and pack on the pounds -  gateley   Sep-28-11 07:25 PM   #6 
  - I understand. I am addicted to cigarettes.  RebelOne   Sep-28-11 07:32 PM   #11 
  - And, I understand you as well.  catabryna   Sep-28-11 07:35 PM   #12 
     - he "should" have? if you think most smokers die at 57, you must have led  DrunkenBoat   Sep-29-11 02:03 AM   #62 
     - Perhaps I needed the sarcasm thingy?  catabryna   Sep-29-11 05:02 PM   #93 
     - Well, all the women on my mother's side lived to their 80s, so I plan to live another 10 years.  RebelOne   Sep-29-11 09:07 PM   #99 
     - Yep. According to all statistics, I should be dead now.  RebelOne   Sep-29-11 09:05 PM   #98 
  - Fat, schmat. He's an asshole. He would lose by more than Mittens will. nt  onehandle   Sep-28-11 07:37 PM   #13 
  - Keep a detailed log of what you eat each and every day.  TheCowsCameHome   Sep-28-11 07:38 PM   #15 
  - Milk's supposed to be good for you. What are you, a communist? nt  raccoon   Sep-29-11 08:14 AM   #73 
     - No, comrade, milk is good - but it's a food, not a beverage.  TheCowsCameHome   Sep-29-11 08:21 AM   #74 
  - I am good to go with whatever you are if you're not a rw.  efhmc   Sep-28-11 07:39 PM   #16 
  - Well, not everyone  pipi_k   Sep-28-11 07:39 PM   #17 
  - Everyone is a food addict. And a multiple substance abuser to boot  eridani   Sep-28-11 08:00 PM   #30 
     - I think not  pipi_k   Sep-28-11 09:46 PM   #46 
        - Sorry. Forgot the sarcasm tag n/t  eridani   Sep-28-11 11:50 PM   #52 
           - Oh...OK. Just can't tell these days... ;) n/t  pipi_k   Sep-29-11 09:05 AM   #78 
  - No, not necessarily  treestar   Sep-28-11 07:50 PM   #23 
  - Lets send Christie donations of bacon.  Historic NY   Sep-28-11 07:51 PM   #24 
  - I am in awe of your bravery  MerryBlooms   Sep-28-11 07:54 PM   #27 
  - I lose then gain about 40 lbs every decade  Bragi   Sep-28-11 07:58 PM   #29 
  - I know what you mean...down 11 in the last few weeks.  Historic NY   Sep-28-11 09:08 PM   #40 
  - I don't care what happens to Chris Christie  tularetom   Sep-28-11 08:07 PM   #32 
  - Our current president is a smoker  Yo_Mama   Sep-28-11 08:11 PM   #33 
  - I've been addicted to food, nicotine, to another person.....  Blasphemer   Sep-28-11 08:15 PM   #34 
  - Being fat killed my poor grandmother very young; she was only 98  REP   Sep-28-11 08:26 PM   #35 
  - Oh I do have ptsd which makes me seek solace in food. That is certainly true. fact is I am not in  applegrove   Sep-28-11 09:26 PM   #42 
  - *nothing* about CRISTIE is worthy of discussion regarding his weight. n/t  UTUSN   Sep-28-11 08:28 PM   #36 
  - Unfortunately, denialism can be found among those who are not obese as well...  markpkessinger   Sep-28-11 09:03 PM   #39 
  - HFCS should be banned.  pansypoo53219   Sep-28-11 09:38 PM   #43 
  - I don't drink regular soda. I drink diet. But I read that diet soda will add  applegrove   Sep-28-11 09:41 PM   #45 
     - I only used to drink diet soda too, and...  pipi_k   Sep-28-11 09:52 PM   #47 
     - That is too bad.  applegrove   Sep-28-11 09:58 PM   #48 
     - try not eating meat. good for 8-10 pounds with me.  DrunkenBoat   Sep-29-11 03:43 AM   #66 
        - Or being a female of reproductive age. Gain and loss of that amount of weight  eridani   Sep-29-11 05:50 AM   #70 
        - Haven't touched beef  pipi_k   Sep-29-11 09:12 AM   #79 
     - There are theories about how it can make you crave actual sugar  Hippo_Tron   Sep-29-11 09:50 PM   #102 
        - my experience is that diet pop just makes me want more pop.  Scout   Sep-29-11 09:58 PM   #103 
           - I think it's different with me because my parents never allowed me to have sugared soda  Hippo_Tron   Sep-29-11 10:16 PM   #104 
  - Millions have glandular/metabolic disorders that are untreated.  Manifestor_of_Light   Sep-28-11 11:34 PM   #49 
  - I hate him like poison,  6000eliot   Sep-29-11 01:16 AM   #56 
  - I don't think weight has much to do with how well someone can do the job of being President.  DrunkenBoat   Sep-29-11 01:36 AM   #57 
  - Believe that you CAN improve your situation if you want to.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-29-11 02:31 AM   #63 
  - It's pointless to expect significant weight loss from that kind of regimen  eridani   Sep-29-11 05:52 AM   #71 
     - I'd suggest anyone who WANTS to lose weight try rigorous (at least 1 hr/day, 5 days/week) exercise  Warren DeMontague   Sep-29-11 11:41 AM   #86 
        - No way in hell is it "encouraging" to be told that you are a failure for merely  eridani   Sep-29-11 06:46 PM   #95 
        - Uh, yeah. I would suggest perhaps consulting a therapist for whatever issue you seem to have.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-29-11 07:34 PM   #96 
           - I don't want to lose weight MORE than I want some of my other goals  eridani   Sep-30-11 01:08 AM   #109 
              - And more power to you.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-30-11 01:21 AM   #110 
                 - My point was that whatever regimen you undertake, you have NO control whatsoever  eridani   Sep-30-11 02:48 AM   #112 
                    - I don't think I made that statement. There is a huge variation in metabolism, body type, etc.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-30-11 10:30 AM   #114 
                       - Sometimes I do see implied statements that may or may not have been  eridani   Oct-01-11 01:34 AM   #120 
        - It will for most folks  Dorian Gray   Sep-30-11 05:08 AM   #113 
           - Alcohol packs a lot of calories.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-30-11 03:06 PM   #116 
  - if a person was smart, and i thought they could do the job better than the rest, i would not even  seabeyond   Sep-29-11 06:39 AM   #72 
  - People are fat (or thin) for all kinds of reasons.  Chorophyll   Sep-29-11 08:39 AM   #75 
  - I wasn't making fun of his looks. I was pointing out he is outta control in one part of his life.  applegrove   Sep-29-11 08:36 PM   #97 
     - You don't really know that for sure, though.  Chorophyll   Sep-29-11 11:05 PM   #107 
        - That's true. The more I hear about him the more I don't like him.  applegrove   Sep-29-11 11:14 PM   #108 
  - Amen. K&R  closeupready   Sep-29-11 08:47 AM   #77 
  - You are nothing like Chris Christie.  dawg   Sep-29-11 09:32 AM   #80 
  - Eloquently stated, and accurate n/t  Worship Money   Sep-29-11 09:59 AM   #82 
  - My mother was obese, big time  Lynx   Sep-29-11 09:51 AM   #81 
  - well, i have found in my 52 years that often, "you're fat, lose weight"  Scout   Sep-29-11 12:18 PM   #88 
     - They refuse to treat thyroid and adrenal problems.  Manifestor_of_Light   Sep-29-11 12:39 PM   #90 
  - I'm 25 and have struggled with my weight all my life, too.  Odin2005   Sep-29-11 10:13 AM   #83 
  - wheat belly? - you sure it's not a wheat or carbs addition?  Locrian   Sep-29-11 10:25 AM   #84 
  - Very insightful.  JNelson6563   Sep-29-11 10:49 AM   #85 
  - Hence, smokers should never be elected President?  LanternWaste   Sep-29-11 12:26 PM   #89 
  - The current President sneaks cigarettes. nt  Romulox   Sep-29-11 02:32 PM   #92 
  - You could just be more highly evolved  Major Nikon   Sep-29-11 05:18 PM   #94 
  - You are greatly exaggerating the effect that obesity has on life expectancy.  totodeinhere   Sep-29-11 09:29 PM   #100 
  - I am obese, AND I smoke. "Outsiders" simply don't understand.  johnaries   Sep-29-11 10:26 PM   #105 
  - Chantix worked for me 3 years ago. I went for long walks or logged onto the  applegrove   Sep-29-11 10:40 PM   #106 
  - Oh my honey- come over here and get a hug!  BeHereNow   Sep-30-11 01:56 AM   #111 
  - Thanks for all the good information. Bookmarking this.  applegrove   Sep-30-11 02:18 PM   #115 
     - Link for you- Dr. Walter Kaye pioneer in brain imaging and eating disorders  BeHereNow   Sep-30-11 04:01 PM   #118 
        - great links, thank you!! n/t  Scout   Oct-01-11 09:02 AM   #121 
  - It's much eaiser to keep that weight down if you start smoking.  deaniac21   Sep-30-11 03:15 PM   #117 
  - I quit smoking 3 years ago. That is one of the many reasons why I am obese.  applegrove   Sep-30-11 04:04 PM   #119 
  - Want to hear a weird story?  NNN0LHI   Oct-01-11 09:13 AM   #123 

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