Diet Coke is For Fat People update

So at the beginning of the year I started the Diet Coke is For Fat People Challenge.

After seven weeks or so it trailed off, never to be heard from again. Until now. What happened? I got busy and I got fatter. Lately, however, I’ve been a little more determined to lose weight and get into shape. A few things I’m doing differently:

Swimming at least once a day. About to up it to twice a day if I can find the time.

Eating breakfast. Usually toast and water, but something to get my body going.

I need to get back on the treadmill. In a few months it’ll be too cold to swim and I don’t want to lose a bunch of weight only to gain it right back in the winter.

I signed up for Gyminee. You can see my profile here. I tend to keep up with things if I have a nice organized way to keep track of it all.

I broke my goals down into smaller pieces. My ultimate goal is to lose 50 pounds. That’s a big and quite frankly discouraging number. So I broke it down. My first goal is to lose 18 pounds and arrive at the still-overweight 230. From there it will be 215 then 200.

I’m doing better about stopping the mouth machine when I’m full. I don’t have to clean my plate. I’ve also cut back to a maximum of one coke/sweet tea a day. Usually it’s none but if I’m eating out I’ll have something nice an sugary.

I’m doing a little better and overall feel better after just a few weeks of swimming and eating better. I was inspired by a couple of posts Perry did here and here.

Drinking Diet Coke? Offended? I don’t really think it’s for fat people.
Read the history behind the name here.



  1. says

    I’m with ya…trying to get to 219 for the first time in a while.

    Diet Coke is basically the only soda that I drink. My parents basically mainline it they drink so much, I’m only about once a week or so. Regular stuff is so sugary that I get sick if I drink it.

  2. says

    only 70 lbs….to gain before i hit 200.
    i think we have a slightly opposite goal (i’m not trying to hit 200, but just trying to gain weight), but still the same challenges–consistently eating well, and exercising

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