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Continuing the streak

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Friday, September 20, 2013

I almost was unable to say that this morning. I got up and it just felt like a blah day --- I felt blah! I headed into work and thought I need (want) !WANT! a diet coke from McDonald's this morning. As I got on about a 2 mile section of freeway toward work I hit the button on my steering wheel and called Randy2.

I told him I was about to have a diet pop. He said "really". "Is that a good idea". I told him I just wanted it so badly. He then said "you can do what you want but I know you do better without it".

I was able to admit that this was true. My desire is NOT to have to deal with the amount of diet pop I was drinking.

1.70 months ... 51 days ( have a little counter app on my phone :)

You all have seen my posts about the diet pop BATTLE.

I don't eat as well.
I don't drink water as well
I don't think I feel as well.
I don't want to be "addicted".

So .. P C A --- (I saw this on a shirt at the gym this week)

Plan -- no diet pop

Commit -- sharing with you all and committing -- I can live without diet pop

Act --- no diet pop --- choose other drinkings.

I hope this decision helps improve my day -- I'm still in the blahs ---- I truly wonder if it's still withdrawal (either mental or physical withdrawal).

Again -- I appreciate my SparkFamily --- thanks for "listening".

And I'm curious .....

How many believe Randy2 gave me the best answer?


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CATNCAG 7/11/2014 9:30AM

    emoticon emoticon I love the PCA = Plan, act & commit! I need to use this as my mantra!

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LORIVIOLA 3/13/2014 10:28AM

I hope you are still winning the battle against the POP. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERRIJ7 2/20/2014 11:24AM

    One battle at a time wins the war

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GRAMPIAN 11/13/2013 6:53AM

  emoticon He certainly did!

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DRTOVAH 10/31/2013 7:53PM


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LINDAM.1 10/16/2013 7:24PM

  One step at a time emoticon

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12GRATEFUL 10/14/2013 5:48PM

    Congratulations in making the hard choice, but the healthy one!

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SBARGANZ 10/14/2013 12:02AM

    It's a good answer. :)

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BEATLETOT 10/7/2013 4:18AM

    Good for you! So what is this streak you're doing? Is it no pop at all? How is that working? Was it super-hard? Did you have withdrawal symptoms? How long has it been?

I drink way, way too much diet soda as well. I'd love to quit, but I never want to put the work in. Seems I could use PCA myself!

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ALIDOSHA 10/6/2013 3:32PM

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JOANNEHOLL1 10/1/2013 7:44PM


Add up all the $ spent on pop and you could go on a cruise. I used to tell my sons to not smoke for 20 years & they'd have enough for a new car! The years have rushed by & they have children of their own. Neither one has a new car, come to think on that, they must have spent it on pop! Ha!


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WHITEANGEL4 9/28/2013 11:43PM

    You did great...good thing you have Randy to hel keep you on the right track

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ELAINESHAFF 9/28/2013 4:53PM

    I used to drink diet coke for 20 years. Never liked pepsi. I have changed to water or ice tea with a good dose of lemon juice. If, IF, by chance I have a diet coke, it taste funny to me. Keep up the good work!!!

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LEANMEAN2 9/28/2013 6:15AM

    I need to get me one of those!

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STALEYK 9/26/2013 1:57PM

    Yes Randy2 gave you the right advice! You can do it! I'm proud of you!

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DIDMIS 9/25/2013 1:05PM

    emoticon It has been years now since I have had diet drinks. Today I was thinking when I was tempted to eat something I shouldn't while working to my goal I would drink a diet 7-up. Just today I was thinking of buying some.
I think Randy 2 is right.

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_RANDY_ 9/25/2013 12:56PM

    I would love to have been able to comment on each blog comment --- but there were just so many!!!

emoticon EVERYONE!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 9/25/2013 3:20AM

    Randy2 = true friend and true supporter!
You are doing great!
May I ask - have you thought about iced tea? Iced herbal tea? Iced mint tea?
Water is best, but I have grown to love iced tea (sometimes with a little LITTLE honey) as a nice alternative when I want something with a bit of *taste*.
Keep up the great work!
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LADY_JAE 9/24/2013 6:55PM

    Of course he did!!!! LOL!!!! I think he is guiding you in the right direction & still letting you make the ultimate choice!!
Hugzz ~ Sista Jae

PS ~ I miss BunEE too!!!! I will get my WITS up & running tonight, hopefully!!!! Hugzz!!!! emoticon

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JRRING 9/24/2013 5:41PM


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FIRECOM 9/24/2013 11:44AM

    PCA - could stand for Perfect Control Attitude.


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  Good for you for calling Randy2 first!!! He gave the right answer and you did the right thing(s). Remember, the aspartame in diet coke actually makes your body store fat!! Aspartame is bad in so, so many ways. Good for you for kicking the habit!

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COLLARN 9/24/2013 8:05AM

  I think you were right to say no. Because if you said yes to this, you may think it's ok to say yes to other things. Like not exercising or giving into bad food choices. Humans are hard wired to do wrong, but if you continue to do right, you feel better about your choices and feel more healthy.
Thanks for sharing.

Comment edited on: 9/24/2013 8:06:40 AM

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MARYJEANSL 9/24/2013 12:02AM

  I don't know. I used to be pretty much addicted to fountain Diet Coke. Now, it is something I enjoy only occasionally. I prefer moderation to totally giving up something. Same with sweet desserts (though I actually have a harder time showing moderation with them). But for a true addiction (which mine may not have been), it is a great thing to be able to resist a strong temptation. Congratulations!!

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MARYJEANSL 9/24/2013 12:01AM

  I don't know. I used to be pretty much addicted to fountain Diet Coke. Now, it is something I enjoy only occasionally. I prefer moderation to totally giving up something. Same with sweet desserts (though I actually have a harder time showing moderation with them). But for a true addiction (which mine may not have been), it is a great thing to be able to resist a strong temptation. Congratulations!!

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KANDOLAKER 9/23/2013 10:25PM

    Way to go! Way to get past the temptation - and I hope it got easier and you got over your blahs! Great blog and thanks so much for sharing!!

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CONCHA77 9/23/2013 9:41PM

    You did GOOD :)

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LBRAUN5 9/23/2013 6:03PM

  Great job, and good decision to stay away from the pop!

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KITTYCAT64 9/23/2013 4:33PM

    Way to respond to Randy 2.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/23/2013 2:49PM

    I think it was an AWESOME answer! Put the power in your hands, but gave you advice at the same time!

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MRSRIGS1 9/23/2013 2:20PM

    Yes, your friend gave you good advice as it kept you true to yourself! Keep up the good work - emoticon

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SGFLAUTIST 9/23/2013 1:49PM

    51 days without pop is great! emoticon emoticon

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FOXXSMITH1964 9/23/2013 1:00PM

  51 days w/o soda, that's awesome. I used to drink 5-6 cans of diet soda a day. I've gotten down to 1-2 and not every day. Usually 1 in the morning on the way to work. You're an inspiration. Good job seeking support in telling the little devil on your shoulder no. I'm going to try giving it up all together On October first. emoticon

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CANMERA 9/23/2013 10:32AM

    I think Randy2 gave you the best answer. Diet pop is really bad for your stomach. emoticon

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HLOCHRIDGE 9/23/2013 9:31AM

    Good job!!!! I've been going with out sodas or even diet sodas since about February and it's hard. Sometimes you just want the taste back but I realize if I drink one than I'll want another one and I'll fall right back into the habit. Proud of you!!!

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FRABBIT 9/23/2013 9:02AM

  Great answer from Randy and way to go. I have not had diet coke in almost 3 years. I still miss it at times and I have dreams that I had one. But the great part is that in the dreams it is never worth it and I feel bad I had one. Keep up the good work!

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ELINTY 9/23/2013 8:48AM


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1DRWOMAN 9/23/2013 1:03AM

    I haven't read your other blogs sadly...sorry, but Diet soda is obviously a trigger for you? WHY? You know the caffeine isn't good...the fake sugar isn't good (it makes you crave more bad stuff) it the fizz? You can find other healthy ways to get a MEANS something to you. What is your attachment to it? As Dr. Phil says what does it do for you? And you can say nothing...but obviously it feeds something within you...physically, mentally...etc.

GREAT ADVICE by the way. He didn't tell you what to do, he simply told you the truth and that the power is within you to make the right choice...or live with the other choice...etc.

You are stronger than a can of diet soda! I mean really!!! Squash it and kick it to the curb!

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    Yes, right answer! emoticon

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SCRAPBECCA 9/22/2013 8:37PM

    definitely the right choice not to have that diet coke! I was addicted to it as well, best thing I ever did was quit it, for all of the reasons you mentioned! emoticon

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TWIXTNTWEEN 9/22/2013 8:32PM

    WOW, 51 days!

And yes, I think Randy2 gave you the best answer.

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GALINAZ 9/22/2013 7:53PM

    A good friend when you need him is better than diet coke any day!

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SUPERSYLPH 9/22/2013 7:37PM

    I think you made the right decision and that Randy2 gave a really up front answer.

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LEEW0LF 9/22/2013 3:02PM

  great choice. I think randy2's answer reminded you of your goals while still allowing you the decision to make the commitment to your goal. as I found out when I was trying to quit smoking, you can't do it for anyone else and nobody can make you stop. they can only encourage and remind you of your resolve and why you want to quit your habit. it's been 5 1/2 years (the first 18 months my husband still smoked around me at his whim) and I can be around it and it doesn't phase me at all. most times I forget I ever smoked.

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SWAN47 9/22/2013 2:30PM

    Randy gave you the perfect answer and you made the right decision. It's great to have a friend like that you can call. One you had a little help in being accountable...nothing bad about that. Then you made the decision and could feel proud that you had will power and want to be successful...and you are! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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DIANNEMT 9/22/2013 1:19PM

    It can be SO HARD but you have to make the choice--even when you don't feel like it!!

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