Well since the 5th I've only had one can of coke zero. I gave in on Friday as I needed a caffeine hit but I'm happy that I only stuck to one. I was going to let myself have it as an occassional treat when I go to the movies but I went on Saturday and I didn't even feel like it, I just had water.
Today my boss who last year had to take 2 months+ off work, followed by part time return and is still recovering months after due to suffering from demyelination and swelling of the brain was provided by her doctor's clinic with a study on diet softdrinks and artificial sweeteners and how high consumption has been linked to demyelination. She had to be hospitalised several times and put on steroids and a hundred and one drugs and put on 30 kilos in around 2-3 weeks from everything. The doctor's still haven't determined the cause. But the research they provided her today suggests that her high consumption of diet drinks may have been a factor.
Haven't got time to do any thorough research myself right now but I found this website which had some 'interesting' points
I think whilst the research is still out (or most likely supressed) I'm going to err on the side of caution and continue to not drink the stuff.
First Mini Goal - 95 kilos: Done; Second Mini Goal - 90 kilos
GW: 56 -- reward = walking tour of Italy (my dream)