Monday, November 13, 2006

Dieting ...

Surprised, Gert watched me put 2 teaspoons of sugar into my coffee ...

I thought you were going to cut down on sugar?

No, I replied, I said I was going to cut sugar out of my diet, that's something completely different ... plonker.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Mathieu said...

lol

:-)

great one-liner

PS: It is NOT gout.

V-Grrrl said...

Splenda is my secret sugar substitute.

I am joining you in pursuing the figures of the girls we used to be.

Soldier on, Princess!

woman wandering said...

Oh Shannon, you really must come with me when I fly home ...

Well Mathieu, Oncle Rufus reads like such a respectable name ...

But I'm scared of sugar substitues ... I've read such bad things, or perhaps I imagined they're bad lol. Dieting hurts ...

wandering-woman said...

LOL.
Really loud.


Say what?
Vgrrrl is right -- go with Splenda (I think) it's aspartame (yes? vgrrl?)--which you already take in if you drink diet coke.
Of course a nice liquor in the coffee kills the need for sugar (ok, and the diet, but still...)

woman wandering said...

Well w-w, Gert forces me to drink Diet Coke ... sigh, I'll have to go google aspartame now. I was trying not to think about it.

Actually, I was entertaining a red wine diet ... perhaps if I just take liquids for a month...?

(To be read in a whisper: I guess then I risk gout like Mathieu says he doesn't have ... although Oncle Rufus might suggest otherwise) Di dances the giggling jig over Mathieu's outrage.

Alison said...

One of my Uni roommates did studies with aspertame... scary, scary stuff...

Char said...

I am right there with you! I need to remove sugar from my diet, but I am not a fan of artificial sweetners, yet I drink Diet Coke (the only thing I ever have with sweetners). UGH! If only there was an easier way.

V-Grrrl said...

Splenda isn't aspartame, it's sucralose, a derivative of sugar that has no calories. It doesn't have any weird after taste and measures spoon for spoon like sugar. It can be used in baking.

Aspartame does have a mixed reputation, but I've never read anything damaging about sucralose.

woman wandering said...

Okay ... it's settled, I'm going for the red wine diet. I'll see how I am after a month :)