After hearing everyone last tutorial talk about what they were tracking and how public it was I thought I’d make a post to make mine as public as it could get. So I thought I’d throw it all out on the table and accept it. I, Lauren French, am a Diet Coke addict. I’ve always been somewhat aware that I consume it on a regular basis, but I never questioned that it was more than the average person. So when we were told to track something for this class I asked the people around me what they suggested I track, and the consensus was Diet Coke. So I’ve been keeping track of it through myfitnesspal I’ve been having mixed feelings about what I’ve learned. Part of me is shocked by how much I drink. Having 3 or 4 glasses or bottles throughout the day doesn’t seem so intense until you add it all up and see that it’s around 2L by the end of it. Obviously seeing this all laid out made me feel a little bit guilty for not only the amount of chemicals but also how much money I was spending on this, but there was also a part of me that saw the other side of it. Writing it all down made me see the days where I was consuming less than I usually did. This made me somehow justify what I was doing. On the days where I didn’t have any, or only a glass with dinner, I would notice and then wouldn’t feel guilty which lead to letting myself have more later in the evening. I know I sound like a complete alcoholic here, but maybe that’s the point of all of this. Tracking this made me realize not only how much I was drinking but also made me realize how I apparently have a conscious around the situation. So now we wait and see how it pans out  (it’s like I’m in the middle of a terrible choose your own adventure book).