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Day Three Without Diet Coke

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I had my last glass of Diet Coke on Sunday, and poured the rest of the big bottle down the drain.  That was it.  What seemed to be crazy back in August became reality.  I weaned myself off of not only Diet Coke but also anything carbonated (I used to love to combine 1/4 part juice to 3/4 part carbonated flavored water).  Yayyy me!  I’m now downing bottles of water and Crystal Light, and low-fat milk at lunch, and more or less sloshing through the day.  But I’m already happy with the  lighter grocery bags not loaded down with soda, and figured out that I’m saving something staggering like $700/year or more by sticking to water.  Yikes!  I can do a lot with that $$!

I’m trying to decide what to do about my hair – it’s driving me crazy as it grows out.   I’m not completely sure why I decided to grow it out in the first place and it’s looking sort of scraggly in an in-between way.  Do I stick with my plan and continue to grow it out?  It’s reached a length where I can hardly see any of my earings (which I do wear one at a time, in case you were wondering).  But it feels kind of girly to be longer.  Of course, I’m not a girl, I’m a 55-year old woman and I don’t want to look like the Before person in a Stacy and Clinton makeover.  Please, please, keep Nick away from my head!  But what should I do?

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4 thoughts on “Day Three Without Diet Coke

  1. Wow, I am so impressed, no diet coke. Good for you! I myself like my can of diet dr pepper I have each day. Sometimes 2. I’m not sure I could give it up. But I also do down the water….seems like gallons a day. The worst part is always running to the bathroom.

    And funny about your hair….I just posted about what to do with my hair, although I don’t have enough readers to have a poll. I think I am letting mine grow. So what if I am 47 and have long curly hair? Well, we’ll see how long I can stand it.

  2. I gave up Coke (not diet, because I figure if you are going to do it you might as well do the real thing!) about a year ago.

    I see you mention juice and carbonated flavoured water – I recently began drinking mineral water as my bubbly drink which is the same as normal water only with bubbles and I think a few extra minerals in there. I really fell in love with it, a lot more than I ever was with Coke, but it is an acquired taste.

    Then I discovered a 100% pineapple juice at my local supermarket, which I am now mixing with the mineral water. I am crazy about it. 😉

    I understand that diet coke has a lot of bad side effects including depression.. so it is a good thing to say goodbye to it – just the withdrawl can be a beyotch. 🙂

    Cheers!
    Snoskred

  3. I gave up Coke (not diet, because I figure if you are going to do it you might as well do the real thing!) about a year ago.

    I see you mention juice and carbonated flavoured water – I recently began drinking mineral water as my bubbly drink which is the same as normal water only with bubbles and I think a few extra minerals in there. I really fell in love with it, a lot more than I ever was with Coke, but it is an acquired taste.

    Then I discovered a 100% pineapple juice at my local supermarket, which I am now mixing with the mineral water. I am crazy about it. 😉

    I understand that diet coke has a lot of bad side effects including depression.. so it is a good thing to say goodbye to it – just the withdrawl can be a beyotch. 🙂

    Cheers!
    Snoskred
    BTW I love your blog!

  4. Great for you! I wish I could give it up, I drink too much and I know it isn’t good. It might as well be crack cocaine for me, I am that hooked. Keep growing out your hair. That way, when you have the new you after surgery you will have options for the look you want. Keep up the good work!

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