Monday, December 3, 2012

Just In Case You Didn't Know...

...TONIC WATER IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU.

Ughhhhhhh I did not know this.  I thought that tonic water was like seltzer water and was the healthy choice for a night out!  My go to alcoholic out for a messy night drink is usually rum and diet coke.  Welllll since I have given up soda (again) I am unable to drink that.  I needed to come up with a new drink of choice that would do it's job, but save the calories.  For some reason I got vodka/water, vodka/club and vodka/tonic all mixed up and thought they were all pretty much the same thing. I ordered vodka/tonic with lime. All.night.long. ughhhh so many calories and sugars in that!

Here is the damage...
Now...this is if I had 7. I think I had 7. But I'm not 100%.
Ugh...so many calories, doesn't even include the vodka!!

Ughhh. So now the next qusetions is....since I gave up soda....does this count as drinking soda?  Do I have to restart my streaks?

Currently at 21 days, longest is 49!
Please let me know what you think!! Should I start over or does this NOT count as soda?  Blah.


Oh well...you make a mistake, you learn from it and you don't do it again!

:)

9 comments:

  1. hmm I wouldn't break your streak because you really didn't know! Lesson learned, I didn't know that either.

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  2. Considering tonic water is basically club soda with sugar, I'd count it as soda. If it wasn't carbonated I wouldn't. Sorry. =(

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    1. damnit. i wondered why my drink tasted so yum....

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  3. From the great wikipedia:

    "Tonic water (or Indian tonic water) is a carbonated soft drink, in which quinine is dissolved. Originally used as a prophylactic against malaria, tonic water usually now has a significantly lower quinine content and is consumed for its distinctive bitter taste. It is often used in mixed drinks, particularly in gin and tonic."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonic_water

    unfortunately, I think it is soda :(

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    1. damnittttttt. part of me doesnt want to start over because i didn't know.....but....that would be cheating :(

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    2. The important thing is you are trying. But just think- if you do start over once you hit that longest streak again it will feel THAT much better!!

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  4. What about slimline tonic, that has 0 kcal and tastes just as good. (okay its technically soda, but i won't tell if you don't)

    Jorden
    www.whiffo.co.uk

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  5. In the future, you can buy diet tonic, but most bars don't have it.

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