Friday, March 20, 2009

This might shock you

So okay, as you know I've been on the weight loss express for about 6 or 7 weeks now.

As you further know, I gave up my beloved Sonic Dr. Pepper, knowing all the sugar was definitely not helping me out, and am proud to say I have been clean for 7 weeks!

Flash forward to this week.

Things went really well weight loss wise at first, but the past couple weeks I've been trying to make up for a 5 pound setback. I couldn't really figure out why I gained those 5 pounds, because I thought I was doing everything I should. Even my fitness friend at worked was baffled. We talked about several factors like maybe I've hit a plateau, or my body needs more varied workouts, but now I am 100% certain that I know what it is...

Sonic Cherry Limeades.

A couple weeks ago, I decided that these would be a great alternative to DP, because um it has fruit in it, right?

Actually what it does have is a lot of sugar. 57 grams of sugar to be exact. And the bad part is that I usually would get a large which has 88 grams of sugar. 88 grams of sugar times 3-4 a week = math I need a calculator to do. oh. my. gosh. I was literally better off with the DP!

So needless to say I just need to avoid Sonic in the first place. What in the world do you guys drink that tastes good after a long day but wont put someone into a diabetic coma? Is there anything? Help!

8 comments:

Sarah said...

I love those things too!!

But I have discovered that have DIET cherry limeade as well. Not sure if it has much less sugar, but it's definitely better than the original!!

Callie said...

I have had the Crystal light flavor packets. You can take a normal bottle of water and mix in a packet and they are actually really good, and I dont think they have much sugar or calories. When I was trying to lose weight before Gibson came along I did water only basically, and every once in a while would have a diet dp. I am also an addict, so I feel your pain!!

Brittany Bankhead-Kendall said...

i wish we had sonic :( maybe ask them if they have a menu or look one up online and see how you can make a less calories & sugar drink. like a diet cherry limeade but only half the the cherry flavor, even.

The Thompsons said...

That surprises me!! I thought it was made with sprite which I thought had no sugar, or maybe it's caffeine....

Chelsy said...

I loooooove Sonic Cherry Limeades. Luckily, the nearest Sonic is a good half-hour away. I stick to iced tea, low-calorie sparkling water, and the occasional Diet Coke. It's nothing earth-shattering but certainly not as sugarlicious as Cherry Limeade!

Mandie said...

Check out Propel water packets...they actually are really good and don't have a ton of sugar. plus they are filled with TONS of vitamins!! :)

Jackie said...

What about Diet Cherry Limeade? They are my fav! Except, we don't have Sonic here :( So, I guess they were my fav.

Mrs. D said...

Oh girl! Sonic is so bad! Haha.. I just started making a smoothie a day. I bought some already sliced frozen fruit from target and then some bananas too. When I got hope I divided the fruit into 7 zip lock bags.. about a cup of fruit in each bag, then I put them in the freezer. each day I put a bag of fruit and some simply orange oj w/pineapple in the blender and poof! You have yourself a yummy smoothie :)