diet cola journey day 4

Saturday, February 25, 2012

On wednesday, lent began and i chose to give up diet coke. boy did i have no clue that i seem to only have been functioning because of the 2litres that i was average drinking. as long as it was diet and cola, i would drink it. the hubbys a bit more picky and would only drink coca-cola or pepsi (needless to say lots of money spent)!
day 1 - kept crashing, not fun! i had builders in the house so i was confined to a few rooms, trying to be a bit more frugal with the petrol for the car and it was soaking outside! (these aren't excuses for lack of exercise, i have a stationary bike and treadmill). anyway, in total i crashed and fell totally out for the count for roughly 3 hours and then in bed for 9.30pm (i'm in my 20s)!
day 2 - migranes-r-us. wow, caffine withdrawl most definitely kicking in! from the moment i opened my eyes until i closed them that night, i was either migrane or bad headache level if i was lucky!
day 3 - surprisingly alert and headache free! think the caffine withdrawl is over. if this is just diet cola with caffine, i dread to think the "proper" addictions feel like during their witdrawl period!
day 4 - today, still no diet cola but i did find myself staring longingly at it in the shop... it may be out of my system but not my subconcious! lol.
i'm thinking of having another lent at the end of lent proper, and focus on chocolate, if i can wean myself of both it would be great!
36 days left and hopefully i won't want to go back to it by the end of lent, or at least a drastically reduced intake!
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