My logic when I started losing weight was this:
I can drink diet soda. Sure, there may be harmful things in there, but they keep me happy, they keep me wanting to continue losing weight. The tiny bit of chemicals in the soda are not killing me. Weighing twice the weight I'm supposed to is killing me. What's more important?
Over the course of my weight loss journey I have simply weened off the sodas. They do nothing for me any longer and I would much rather have a nice, clean, cold glass of water. Anytime.
"Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and the cookies at the other end of the table."
"Eating less, moving more, not eating stupid s**t = losing weight."
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
I started my weight loss journey on October 4th, 2010 - and this is what I have accomplished so far: