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Caffeine Free Fog

Friday, January 04, 2013

It's now day two without the nectar of the gods (my several daily bottles of Mountain Dew). Although I know I need to improve the quality of my diet, my biggest challenge to weight loss has always been my addiction to pop. I can rarely be found without a 22oz bottle somewhere nearby. When I've been successful before, it's always been when I give it up and drink only water and milk. I can't stand tea so that's just not an option for me. Maybe someday I'll learn to like it but so far the taste just makes me ill.

So anyway, as I mentioned at the beginning, I'm now two days without even a taste. The result right now is that I'm in a total fog. I am fighting a terrible headache and bad attitude. I've been through this before. I know that it will take about a day for this to subside and then I'll feel much better and be on my way to better health. The thing that ticks me off is that I've been through this before and know how bad I feel. Why then do I let myself slip back into a place where I'm faced with this time and again. I need to learn to take the lessons of the past and actually (here's a novel concept) LEARN FROM THEM!

Here's to a better mood tomorrow and the better health to follow! Now hand me the asprin and don't talk to me the rest of the day....

~ Never stop moving
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GARDENCHRIS 1/5/2013 7:17AM

    I know you don't want to hear it but that pop also has a ton of sugar and SALT in it ..... you can do this... every time you get a craving think of your boys ans why it is you're doing this... hang in there you CAN do this! emoticon

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RACKETMOM 1/4/2013 4:03PM

    Well, here I am talking to you LOL But seriously, hang in there-you can do it!
Giving up soda is really hard-I've done it twice and always regret ever getting hooked on it again!

Right now I only drink green tea and it took me a long time to find one I actually liked-now all I drink is Luzianne Green Tea. Hubby recently started drinking it too and likes it. They look at us funny at the grocery store because we always buy so many cartons of it, but we're afraid they're gonna quit making it lol

Another thing I've found that helps is mixing a couple of ounces of grapefruit juice with seltzer water. It gives me the carbonation that I sometimes crave.

Ok, I'll shut up now-Have yourself a great weekend!!


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LMCBUD 1/4/2013 11:45AM

    You can do it! I was addicted to coffee, which i think is easier to remove from your diet than soda. It took me about 2 months before the affects fully wear off. But each day is better as you know. Besides, the limited caffeine makes a huge impact if you are working out. And removing all that sugar or artificial sweetener will do wonders for your waste line. Can't wait to see your success. :)

Good luck on your journey!!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/4/2013 11:08AM

    My son lost a bunch of his weight just by giving up beverages with sugar. Stick with this. This stuff is poison.

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BANDMOM2012 1/4/2013 10:24AM

    I don't we ever give enough credit to the power of caffine and soda. It really is physically hard to quit those habits. This is it, I won't talk to you the rest of the day. Hang in there!

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