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The End of a Love Affair

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I gave up Diet Coke for Lent this year. Anyone who knows me knows what a big deal this is. I looooovveeee Diet Coke. I drink it all the time. (Really, ALL the time.) And there's a pretty good chance that if you stuck a pin in me, I'd leak Diet Coke.

To borrow the words of Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias, I love Diet Coke more than my luggage.

I'm totally hooked, which is why I'm shocked that I haven't had withdrawals yet. I haven't needed a caffeine kick-start today, and absolutely no headaches. The longer I go symptom-free, the more I think "Hey, I can do this!"

Along with feeling less bloated, less jittery, and more clear headed, I'll probably save money. Soft drinks have become oversized and expensive. And they're horrible for your teeth - some dentists call them "liquid chainsaw" (because of the acid, not the sugar.)

I'll probably make the long term goal of giving it up for good, but Lent is a nice start. One day down, 39 to go...

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    I quit diet coke about a year ago - it was tough initially but now I don't even think about it. Good luck! You can do it. emoticon
    2618 days ago
    Congrats! I am a HUGE diet cola junky... Like a very recent 6 cans or more at work and a 2 liter every eveing junky... I also gave up diet soda this week, not for Lent, but as part of a 'detox' and am finding the same thing... I'm okay without it!

    We can do it!!!
    2618 days ago
    I recommend being prepared with LOTS of cold water and a few aspirin (just in case)! You can do it!!!
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    2618 days ago
  • JETMAG26
    Gah! I gave it up, too! If you read my blog, you will see you are handling it much better than I did :)

    I'm on the West Coast so I still have a lot of today left!

    Happy Lent,
    2618 days ago
  • GORGEOUS72305
    I gave up all soda for Lent 4 years ago and never went back. Once you get through the first few days it gets so much easier! emoticon
    2618 days ago
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