This week’s number in the real world is the number of calories in diet pop: 0. This makes me really happy!

I drink three of these a day (four when I’m on a roll), and I sure don’t want to be drinking empty calories! I’d rather drink empty nutritional value! Which according to this article, I’m doing:

This article gives the 10 reasons one should quit drinking diet soda. Reasons like “the empty nutritional value” thing I already mentioned plus reasons like diet soda confuses your body; it could make you gain weight; it’s associated with increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, headaches, and depression; it will ruin your smile. Well, I’m depressed after reading this article! And I certainly don’t feel like smiling!

But you know what? Life is a series of risks. Every time you step out of the house, you’re taking a risk. In fact, even before you leave the house, you are walking in mine field — every time you step out of bed, get in the tub, or sit on the toilet, you are facing risks!

Did you know there are approximately 40,000 toilet-related injuries each year? Did you know there are over 300 bathtub-related deaths per year? Forget the diet soda! Get out of the bathroom if you want to live a long and healthy life! (See for all sorts of death statistics.)

Oh, but when you do buy diet pop – make sure you buy it in the grocery store and not in a vending machine – 100 people die of vending machine mishaps each year.
As always, make this week count!