Favorite Drink to Replace Sodas

It has been really hard starting a diet and trying to figure out what I am able to eat while still being healthy, especially since I love all kinds of soda. Pepsi is absolutely my favorite. So trying to find a zero calorie drink that still gives the illusion of a soda has been a little difficult.

But my favorite one I found so far is a Sparking Ice which is a Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water. It doesn’t taste exactly like a Pepsi would, but it gives that same fizzy feeling as if you were drinking a soda. And they are not too expensive as well (one bottle is $1.00).

Another benefit to the Sparkling Ice drink is that there are some vitamins and antioxidants already in it, so that can give me one less thing to worry about when thinking about what to have as a meal throughout the day.

My favorite flavors right now would have to be the Peach Nectarine and the Strawberry Watermelon. Let me know what your favorite flavors are or if you know of any zero calorie drinks that I may like during this dieting process! 🙂

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Deciding To Go On a Diet…

I have never had to actually do any dieting even when I had Alianna and Gianni because I was lucky enough to lose all of my pregnancy weight very quickly and naturally. But now that I am getting married, I found my wedding dress in February and ordered a size 6 because it fit perfectly. Now after 4 months, I had to try on my wedding dress and realized it barely fit me.

I decided that I had to change something. I had two options.

Option 1: Go on a diet and exercise and try to be able to fit into my original dress I ordered.

Option 2: Exchange my dress for the same dress in a size 8, lose weight because I’m unhappy with my body now, and hope that the dress is not too big when it comes in (or possibly still too small).

I decided to try Option 1 to start and see if I make any progress over the next month.

Gian and I have been trying to go for walks whenever we are able to. We like to walk to the lake and it gives us some time alone to talk without any distractions. We talk about goals, stresses, wedding, and the babies.

Our new lease will be beginning in the middle of July and we’ll have access to a gym where I can get some more work outs done and truly focus on different parts of my body.

While exercising is a good start on trying to be healthy, I’ve also been trying to eat healthy. I love fast food so much that this will truly be the hardest part for me. I cut out Starbucks from my daily coffee (500+ calories), stray away from fast food unless absolutely given no other options, and keep my calories at about 1800 a day.

I’ve had to cut out soda, drink more water, and have been trying to eat oatmeal for breakfast every day and some fruit during lunch. It will definitely be an interesting journey since I will have to lose about 20 pounds to become successful with my goal.

If you have any advice about dieting or exercise, let me know!