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    _RANDY_    
 
 
At it again ... feels different

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Well so many of you have followed me as I contemplate giving up diet pop --- gave up diet pop -- I think the longest was 80 days or so. It's always a struggle.

Well --- Sunday I got a 2 liter bottle of diet pop. I started to get 2 20oz bottles but they were $2.50 for both. I got generic and it was like 75 cents.

I came home and had about 3 glasses of the diet pop. I took my evening medications with the pop and poured the rest down the drain. I knew when I bought it was for the evening whether I drank it all last night or not -- it was going.

I got up Monday and decided to "not" have any that morning. By afternoon I was pretty pleased with my progress. Evening --- "kind of" wanted one but decided to see how it would go.

Today -- Day 2 --- going ok. Got a little stressed at work in the evening and guess what I WANTED a DIET POP --- but decided I'd wait it out.

I got home after almost another 12 hour day -- fixed me a salad and a bottle of water. I think it missed the diet pop for a little bit.

But I haven't sworn off diet pop for any length of time. I'm just "choosing" not to have it "right" now. There may be a day that I allow it BUT --- I feel like I need to discuss it with someone -- the reason I "feel I need it".

So tomorrow I will start day 3 without diet pop.

I truly believe and have said before I believe it has a lot to do with cravings, especially of snack type foods and overeating for me in general.

I also believe just for today --- I'm ready to give it up -- my goals was by the end of January -- didn't happen -- moved the goal to by the end of February so I think I mentally just prepared.

February has been a good month --- 2014 seems to be a good start on a healthier ME!

Thanks to all who follow me --- message me ---- send me goodies ---- comment on blogs and pages ---

TOGETHER WE CAN DO WHAT WE COULD NEVER DO ALONE

AND OF COURSE:

When I fail to plan -- I plan to fail --- and I don't ... PLAN .... ON .... FAILING!!!!!
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LMSW55 3/1/2014 9:09PM

    RANDY, I AM TRYING TO WEAN MYSELF OFF OF STARBUCKS COFFEE BECAUSE OF HOW EXPENSIVE A HABIT IT IS FOR ME. I CAN RELATE TO THE FEELINGS OF RESISTANCE IN WANTING TO GIVE UP A BEVERAGE THAT HAS SO MANY ASSOCIATIONS ATTACHED TO IT.
I GAVE IN TODAY AND WENT TO STARBUCKS AND YOU KNOW WHAT ALL THE STARBUCKS STAFF SAID TO ME? "WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT YOU AND SAYING HOW WE HAVEN'T SEEN YOU IN AWHILE". I SMILED AND THOUGHT, SEE? IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE COFFEE. IT'S THE EXPERIENCE OF GOING INTO STARBUCKS AND BEING GREETED BY NAME.
MAY YOU CONTINUE TO RESIST DIET SODA AND YOU WILL BE SURPRISED THAT AFTER AWHILE, YOU ACTUALLY START CRAVING WATER IF THAT IS YOUR SUBSTITUTE FOR THE SODA.
THANKS FOR SHARING RANDY AND THANKS FOR THE SPARK GOODIE TOO!
MARY

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_BABE_ 2/26/2014 1:01PM

    Good job!

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DEEGIRL50 2/26/2014 1:35AM

    There will probably be a withdrawal period. I think diet soda is addictive. Every time you choose not to have it, you are strengthening your resolve.
emoticon You can do anything you set your mind to!
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LAFFWITHLINDA 2/26/2014 12:03AM

    Woot Woot! Keep it up!


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SERENE-BEAN 2/25/2014 9:43PM

    I think looking at it as something you're making choices about day to day is a healthy way to approach this. emoticon

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