Yay Walmart Calorie-Free Sparkling Lemonade!
Walmart's all-natural and calorie-free sparkling beverages were Godsends for me while I lost 90 pounds and went from a size 20 to a size 8. I crave sweet stuff after dinner, and these did the trick while I was dieting. They don't have any caffeine, so I could drink them right up until bedtime. My favorite flavor is Walmart sparkling blueberry lemonade. They also sell plain sparkling lemonade, sparkling strawberry lemonade and sparkling cherry limeade.
They used to be just 58 cents for a two-liter bottle, but it has gone up to 85 cents for 2 liters.
Most of the time, they are in the candy aisle, which is really mean of Walmart! When the candy aisle is full of extra stock for holidays, the sparkling lemonades are sometimes in a black stand at the end of the cookie aisle. Other times, Wal-mart shelves its all natural calorie-free sparkling lemonade with the bottled water, which in the store near me is down by the dairy case.
I have not seen any of the sparkling blueberry lemonade flavor here in Spokane. We only saw it on our trip through New York, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and North Dakota. One of you nice readers asked a manager about it, and we found out Walmart only stocks calorie-free sparkling lemonade during warm weather. Here in Spokane, that is only in summer. Other places, it might include spring and fall.
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Weight: 201 I cheated a little more than I thought I should, but I still lost a pound for the day! I thank Wal-mart Calorie-Free Sparkling Lemonade. More on that later. Our new church had donuts out when we got there. I am proud to say I limited myself to one bite of my husband's maple bar. They also had a potluck lunch after the service.
Yesterday's pound loss may have been just water weight from the salty broiled chicken I bought for our Labor Day picnic and just finished off on Friday. It was one of those chickens they have in the little warming stands in the supermarkets. This one came from Wal-mart, but I have seen them at Costco, Safeway and most of the supermarket chains. I stayed at 203 all week and finally was 202 yesterday.
Yesterday I ate:
Small bowl of Special K, strawberries and vanilla soy milk
1 bite of a maple bar
half a dinner plate of tossed salad with
2 tablespoons of low-fat Italian dressing
2 deviled eggs
1/2 cup of spaghetti with sauce and meat pieces
1 cup of corn bread
2 bites of lemon cake with frosting
7 Kirkland Italian-style Beef Meatballs, microwaved, excess fat paper-toweled off
2 tablespoons of Robert Rothschild Farm Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Sauce, added to the cooked meatballs
1 cup of steamed broccoli, nothing added
I have taken to drinking just water or unsweetened herb tea in the evenings. My favorite caffeine-free tea is Good Earth Tea in the Original Sweet and Spicy flavor. It is basically cinnamon tea with some cloves and nutmeg. Wal-mart also has sodium free diet soda in the flavored water section. My favorite flavor is peach. Sodium makes me retain water weight, so I have become much more aware of the sodium in everything I put in my body.
I have been completely off diet soda since Jan 8, 2013. I have become convinced that diet soda is unhealthy. However, it really did help combat my sweet tooth while I lost those 90 pounds. Today, I drink mostly plain tap water.