Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

I don't know about you but I'm not much for making resolutions. I don't need to be set up to fail, I can do that just fine without any planning.
But I've got one I'm going to try to do this year. I'm going to try to drastically cut down on my intake of nutrasweet/aspartame. I know the FDA would have me believe it's as safe as..well, nevermind that thought, nothing's safe. But I really think that stuff may be trying to kill me.
It'll be kinda hard. I get most of my nutrasweet intake as caffeine free diet coke. I don't just like diet coke, I need it. I've even tried the kind sweetened with splenda, but I don't like it.
So I'll just take it in small steps, try to just have one a day (so far so good today). Then maybe I can cut down to 1 or 2 a week. I tried to convince myself today I like unsweetened tea. I think it might be possible.
Anyway, enough about me. You got any resolutions? Or resolving not to resolve?

25 comments:

Katy ~ said...

That cartoon strip is one of my all-time, if not my #1 favorite. Gotta love Calvin & Hobbs.

No hard and fast resolutions this year. I wanted to cut down on the sugar, flour and dairy in my cooking, do more Near and Far East style recipes. I went out grocery shopping earlier this week and came back with 4# of butter, sigh.

Corn said...

I always think the real deal is better than the fake stuff....and lets face it the FDA does not have the best record. I mean my babys formula has lead and jet fuel in it ;) Its all about moderation. Good luck!

Kim said...

I hear ya on the diet coke or diet pepsi. I drink either one of those on a regular basis. It's definitely a hard habit to break. Sometimes I switch to crystal light, but it has the same aspertame, etc. We can't win, can we? I'm not really making any resolutions this year, but I am trying to lose some of my "blogging weight" - LOL!

Mara... said...

Hee hee, I love the comic!! I don't really have any resolutions but I enjoy a daily dose of Coke Zero. I don't know what's in it, but i'm sure it's not good for me. LOL! Good luck with your resolution!

Brindi said...

Good luck. I think they put something addictive in that Coke stuff. :)

No set resolutions, just going to enjoy it all more!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'll be posting my resolutions tomorrow. Happy New Year...

Suzee said...

That nutrasweet/aspartime stuff will kill you. Good for you trying to cut back!

Captain Dumbass said...

Good resolution. If anything proves to be the tipping point for the zombie plague it will be aspartame.

OvenDelights said...

To make a wedding cake! Not for anybody in particular but just to post on my blog.

Shelley said...

Good luck with the no aspartme thing. I gave up coke and pepsi and all caffenated drinks 14 years ago. Can't stand their tast now. It's worth it.

Kathleen said...

I need to cut back too! I get most of mine from drinking Crystal light.

Julie said...

I know, I give my kids that crystal light crap all the time. I'm such a bad mom. I grew up on saccharin though!

Ingrid said...

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions either. Good luck with cutting back. I need to cut back on the sweets overall and stop my night time dinner eating.

Happy New Year!
~ingrid

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I hate resolutions! But I have committed myself to walking more and controlling my portions better. I gave up Splenda in my tea about a month ago. I have tried so many times before and never lasted more than a couple of days. You can do it! It gets easier.

girlichef said...

Love Calvin & Hobbes!! But no, I'm not really one for resolutions, either. I figure make up your mind to try and live a certain way...at any time of the year...best intentions ;) Happy New Year to you!

Grace said...

yep, products made with aspartame are a vice of mine--i chew a whole heck of a lot of extra gum and drink a whole heck of a lot of diet dr pepper. i'm not sure i could let it go--good luck to you!

Gretchen said...

Great comic - great blog! Good luck with your resolution - I'm not one for making them because I usually break them a few days later! I should cut back on my coffee drinks, but I haven't commited to that yet :) Soon. I've enjoyed your blog - looking forward to your posts in the new year!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You go, girl!! You can do it - I'm drinking a Diet Mountain Dew as we speak - shame on me! It's just so goooood (that's in a whine, just so you know). Have a great night and happy new year to you too!! ♥

teresa said...

oh gosh, i hear you! i'm so in love with my sugar free sodas. good luck!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I don't like nutra sweet or splenda. I'm suppose to cut down on sugar. So that leaves sweet and low. I'm use to it and I like the taste of it.

I guess something's going to kill me any way.....

doggybloggy said...

I am going to try and de-tox

Barbara said...

Funny cartoon. One of those "you can't win no matter what you say" cartoons.
I'm not bragging ('cause I eat and drink other stuff to make up for it) but I can honestly say I have never liked pop. Any kind. Sugar free or not.
Thank you, God, for this small favor!

noble pig said...

I got off diet coke many years ago..it's hard, especially once the headaches start. But now it's only water, coffee, unsweetened iced tea and WINE!!

Dorothy said...

Good luck with quitting Diet Coke! I'm trying to do the same, and I know it won't be easy. Baby steps, right? :)

one healthy mama said...

Good one! I love diet coke, but I try to limit my quantities. Everything in moderation, right? But all of the artificial sweeteners (even splenda, truvia, etc) are bad news. Good goal!