Update on the abstaining from Pepsi Max


Yesterday was a week!  I’ve done that before and not felt good, and other times I have felt fine….so it’s not really a big deal at this point.  What is a big deal though is this….almost all of the problems that I listed last week that have been going on for quite a while are really faded or gone.

I haven’t needed a nap all week….I took one on Sunday just because it was gloomy and I wanted to lay down and watch some tv….but other than that, I’ve been fine and more productive than I have been in a while.  My energy is balanced throughout the day….I am still drinking caffeine though in the form of iced tea, (Lipton mixed with Green lemon and ginseng), green tea and zip fizz….so I’m not perfect….one thing at a time : )  I will say though that I’m not having as much as I did at the beginning of last week and I only have one green tea a day….I really think that it was the Phenylalanine that my body wanted….and I am taking that.

My heart burn is gone, I’m a lot less sore, my mood is good, I’m not getting really hungry until it’s time to eat….but I want to eat when it’s time.  The muscle and joint pain are just about gone.  This is amazing….my knee and hip, like I said, have been out for several weeks and it was really affecting my workouts, yoga and walking.  Saturday when I was doing a yoga/Pilates thing I do, I couldn’t get into a yoga position, then when I was doing Pilates it really got stuck and hurt.  I asked God to fix it…I pulled my knee a little then rocked my leg in my hip socket a couple of times and heard a pop and it hasn’t hurt since….I can bend completely at the knee again….there’s a little “remembrance” of the pain….but it’s so slight, I expect it to be gone in no time….this has only been a week : )  I get shown time and time again what a poison it is in my body, yet, I have gone back over and over.  Taking the phenylalanine has also helped because I’m afraid of taking too much….so that has kept me away from all of the diet soda pop.  I still have a few of the complaints that I had last week….but I am very hopeful from this week.

I got my blood re-tested for the lipoprotein a and it went down….only 5 points since January it was at 49 now it’s at 44, ideally it should be under 30….and it will be….but for now I’ll be happy that it’s moving in the right direction….I know that I wrote in here before that I believed that the aspartame could be contributing to it and I will get the blood test again in November….so I can put that theory to the test.