So I had not been drinking sodas for a while other than the occasional Vanilla Coke from Sonic because they are a yummy treat.
Yesterday during the mass clean-up/out & rearrange of my old/new office - University Hall 317 - I was thirsty. There was no bottled water, but a plethora of generic (store brand) cans of soda in the fridge. So over the course of several hours of hard work I consumed 2 and a half sodas. A creme, an orange, and half of a cola. While generic soads are not all that tasty (esp. the cola one) then were refreshing and wet my whistle, as well as gave me a sugar burst/energy that I needed while doing all that heavy lifting/furniture pushing.
So I ended up over my daily calorie goal by 520 clalories yesterday - FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY WERE THE SODAS!!!!
Four hundred and twenty!!!!
That is a whole lot of "empty calories" - now, I know I burned a lot yesterday doing all that physical labor, but still! It blew my mind when I was filling in my food diary on My Fitness Pal and those sodas added up to 420! That is just under a third of my daily calories!!
This is a process and I am not beating myself up about it - I am pretty sure I worked most of the soda off pushing two huge metal desks, a fridge, some metal bookcases, and 15 HUGE (and heavy) boxes of books around the office yesterday. I am sore today, but in the good way. Yoga will probably really feel awesome tonight - I hope we do LOTS of stretching!
So, lesson learned, use one of the 500 plastic party cups in the office to walk down to the water fountain & fill up next time instead of reaching for a Refreshe Creme Soda! 420! Eeesh!
PS - This is a new treat I tried and really like it! They are so yummy and so little & cute!