There were some interesting happenings in the world of soda this week. Coca Cola reported declining growth and profit (though they’re still making a ton of money), as reported in Forbes. Shaq’s new drink, which has 270 calories and 72 grams of sugar per can, met with some resistance from critics and the public. And NPR discussed diet pop’s effects on our metabolism–click here to read about it.

Our ReThink Your Drink display was recently at the Kearney Area Children's Museum for their Nuts About Health day camp.

Our ReThink Your Drink display was recently at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum for their Nuts About Health day camp.

I’ve been sticking with water and the occasional black tea and gearing up for the Buffalo County Fair. We’ll have our ReThink Your Drink display there, plus tons of info on other coalitions and work Buffalo County Community Partners is doing. Be sure to come see our booth and touch the 5 lbs. of fat!

Current weight: 180 lbs.

Mood: Feeling a little weird thanks to this weather!

Energy level: Medium. I had a busy weekend, so I’m a little tired today.

Click to read Week 4.