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Day 3 of Dog Walking & Day 2 of no DDP

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I have to tell you that my dogs are loving the walking with me and my son. As soon as I put my shoes on this morning, they went crazy running around the house and jumping up at their leashes. It was so cute that Bowinkle, the older dog, was running on the way down the road, but went very slowly on the way back and didn't want to go in the house. My dogs are so cute. They are my babies. I'm so glad we decided to take them for walks every day.

Now on to my second day of no Diet Dr. Pepper, I'm making it. The biggest problem is that I have an enormous headache. I should have made sure that I had some kind of caffeine in my house so I wouldn't go through this, but I don't have any. My son gave up sodas and any other kind of caffeinated drinks or any kind of soda over 2 years ago. The only think we had would have been my Diet Dr. Pepper. After my son got out of classes today and did his running around working on projects, he brought me some sweet tea. I'm only going to drink the sweet tea during this first week. I know sweet tea isn't the best option. When I go grocery shopping this weekend, I need to find something else to drink besides water and milk. If anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate them. My son drinks the flavored carbonated water that Walmart carries, which is free of everything. I really don't care for flavored water; I like mine plan. I just need to find something that I can drink in the place of the Diet Dr. Pepper, but not quite as often.
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  • no profile photo CD12568371
    emoticon good job Lainie! i think for me, what was hardest was i like the cold & i like the bubbles... my diabetes without drugs book by Suzie Cohen, suggests club soda with a bit of real fruit juice as a healthy alternative (and strongly urges to not use any of the diet sodas/crystal light kinds of stuff b/c of the chemicals...) It's hard, how to know/understand, but even today there was areport a guy won a judgement from breathing the fumes of microwave popcorn, 1 of the chemicals in it known to cause lung disease and may contribute to alzheimers... why, oh why would they persist in using it??? so anyway, the club soda fruit juice hits my need bubbles, need cold spot! I do still now & then have a diet 7 or crystal light or iced tea when i'm out & about... I'm really proud of you for tackling this!!! Another significant healthy step forward for you! (((hugs))) j
    3089 days ago
    this walk is helping all of you !

    3090 days ago
    Thats great that you are getting exercise, and that your dogs are getting exercise too! Enjoy your walks!

    I used to be addicted to Diet Coke. I drank at least 6 a day, and sometimes more. But in 2005 I just decided to give them up. I did it cold turkey. The first few days were rough, I had withdrawal! But now I don't miss sodas at all. I only drink plain water and I don't want anything else.

    A few months ago I did buy a Diet Coke on a whim, but as soon as I tasted it I had to spit it out. Ugh, I can't believe I used to drink that stuff!
    3090 days ago
    Way to go Lainie!

    I'm not much help with the drinking. I drink water, low sodium V8 (1 glass a day only) and almond milk. I like water plain, but I also use the Mio flavorings. For carbonation the only thing I can think of is the flavored carbonated waters.
    3090 days ago
    Way to go lainie keep it up. I am with kitt how about crystal light they have amazing flavors now. I am with your son I love the carbonated water hehe.

    Take care
    3090 days ago
  • KITT52
    good job on the two day...why not unsweetened tea...something like crystal light might help
    3090 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2357972
    So they have a diet decaffeinated DP???

    3090 days ago
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