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No diet coke.........update

Monday, January 24, 2011

working on day # 17

It has been interesting on what I have learned. I have learned that I was not pysically addicted to the stuff but more "emotionally" addicted.

I do believe that I initially got the "caffine withdrawal" headache but I also was coming down with a bad headcold so it over shadowed the other. (headcold lasted about 8 days)

I realize that I really only miss my "diet coke fix" 1st thing in the morning. Just as coffee drinkers like to have that 1st cup of coffee......I loved my 1st diet coke of the day. Other than really hasn`t been all that hard . I know also...that I was 'more than ready" to give it was time.

I have also starting paying myself $1 for every day that I had no soda and that "kitty" has grown to $16 . My 43rd anniversary is June 4th so I will have a good amount of money to take my husband out for a nice dinner. Should have $115 by then.

I have noticed that my fingernails have grown stronger....a "huge plus" . I wasn`t even looking for this to happen but did discover it one day when I was filing my nails.

I have read an article on how bad "aspertame' is for you .If you are interested..........."google" 92 side effects of aspertame.

I have another article about how the diet soda may make you crave sweets. This one I was skeptical on...........but I can tell you with all honesty.........that my sweet tooth has diminished greatly....those cravings are gone. Kind of ironic because I was drinking diet soda instead of eating, to curb my appetite. I felt that I was "tricking" my body and mind into thinking that I was eating something. It was difficult to lose weight before but now with determination, healthy meals and exercize...I have EASILY lost 5# so far this month and expect to lose at least a 1 # or 2 more by the end of the week.

I am overjoyed with my progress and am convinced that the diet coke hindered my past efforts. I truly believe.............I have kicked the habit.......thank you GOD!! I can only give YOU the glory.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RORYLYONS 2/23/2011 4:57PM

    emoticon on kicking the diet coke habit & weight loss. It's 5 mos for me no soda or tea for me.. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 1/28/2011 10:07PM

Hope you are still going strong and not diet coke!

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N_STITCHES 1/26/2011 3:58PM

  Hi Callie----So happy for you finally being able to lick that Diet Coke habit! I know it feels great!! I like your little gal on the scale. She's adorable!......Patti

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CLOWN54 1/24/2011 7:29PM

    good blog, got some good information. Thanks Callie.
will check out what you had to say. hugs to are strong!

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LOVEGERRY 1/24/2011 12:21PM

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 1/24/2011 7:39AM

    Good for you.

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CALLIEA 1/24/2011 7:36AM

    I know how hard it is. I have tried diligently for the past 5 years with no success. It is "my time".....praise GOD.

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COREENLEANN 1/24/2011 7:15AM

    ugh... reading your progress over my morning diet coke. I'll get there someday. I know how bad it is, and how it hindered weightloss, and all that stuff. I just can't bring myself to do it yet. Congrats Mom, you're doing great! Talk to you in about an hour and a half. XOXOXO

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