One Week Without My Crutch
Monday, October 29, 2012
Last Monday my niece popped up on Facebook and said, "I'm going cold turkey - no more Diet Coke for me."
I was so proud of her. About two years ago, she lost about 130 pounds. And then she had a baby. And then she kept off her weight loss. So dang awesome of her! So when she announced she was going to give up Diet Coke, I thought it was only fitting that I join in in a show of solidarity and I announced I would, right then and there, give up my Diet Pepsi habit.
Yikes! What was I thinking?
I have tried many times before to do this, because there is absolutely no redeeming quality about drinking artificially concocted beverages. None! And, I truly believe they do our bodies harm. But, for me at least, drinking diet soda is an addictive process and I had never been able to really kick the habit. My daughter has been hounding me for a long time to quit, too.
So here it is, one week later, a full seven days and two hours, and I have not had a single Diet Pepsi!!! Yahoo! There have been several times when I really, really wished I could have one. But I don't have any in the house, and I'm not about to go out to Search And Find my addiction. So, I just had water, or a glass of fine wine. Hmmmm.....maybe that's the key. The fine wine!
Anyway, I have not really missed it as much as I thought I would. And I actually feel liberated. So I am heading into another week where I will again have to test myself - I'm traveling - but I really want to hang on to this new habit of NOT drinking Diet soda. I can do it!
Now if I could just apply this mental concept to my eating and exercising, I'd be much happier with the scale. One step at a time, I suppose.
Have a good week!