Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Well, I know I said previously that I wasn't going to find a substitute for Diet Coke, but I did. I started drinking Fortune Delight. I had it in the cupboard, because Eva Jane has wanted me to eat healthier for years, but I never could do it. So anyway, the Sunday after the Thursday of my new life I was at work and told Matt that I had had some Fortune Delight and it seemed to help my headache. He said that is had helped him because it helped with energy. I don't know if that's what did it for me, but it did help my headache. It could have been that it had been 4 days, and it was time my headache went away anyway. .............but anyway, I really like the stuff. I only have 2 packets a day, and sweeten it with "Stevia", but it's a nice change. I think I only drank D.C. because I was thirsty, and this stuff is really satisfying.

Well it's been 2 weeks tomorrow, and I worked 2 day shifts, and haven't crashed yet. It's funny, as long as I'm not thirsty, I'm OK. I even took water to the ball games, and was able to resist Monette tempting me with an Ice cold Diet Pepsi. She's the devil............

Well now that I have one of my "goals" on the go, I better go back to the list and start working on #2.
As I look back and read this I must say it's a good thing I don't drink, or gamble etc. I have a bit of an addictive personality I think................Oh well, I'll keep trying.
Thanks for joining my on my journey.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

1 week and going strong

When Amy fixed my blog she gave it the name "Confessions of a Diet Coke Addict" .

I got thinking about that.

When you stop drinking anything that may or may not be addicting to you I think you have to go into it thinking your an alcoholic. Diet Coke may not have the same terrible lasting effects that alcohol does, but if it controls any part of you then it's in the same category. I don't think drinking diet coke really hurt, but then again, who knows. Since this isn't my first attempt at quitting I think that this blog is therapeutic. I can't have have even one swallow, or I just want more. Here's my pros and cons for this new endeavour:

Things about Diet Coke I'll miss:

1. That initial Fizz when you unscrew the lid

2. The burn it makes in your mouth and down your throat on your first swallow

3. The little hiccup/burp you get with the first swallow.

4. Taking my Big 2 litre jug to Subway to fill it up for only $1

5. Drinking it through my narrow red straw I steal from 7-11

6. Having something to buy to drink at the garage when you fill up with gas that doesn't feel like a waste. It feels like your throwing your money away when you buy water, because you can get it for free.

7. Having the jug of coke on the counter so I can clean the house. It's a mental thing with me. I think it gives me energy, but that has never been the case. I can drink coke and go straight to bed.

But best of all:

8. Having you kids comment of face book that they're proud of you. (Priceless)

Things I won't Miss about Diet Coke

1. Taking a swallow of coke and getting air with it and feeling like you just swallowed a baseball

2. Having your stomach hurt when you wake up

3. Having you legs feels swollen and tight after drinking 2 litres of it.

4. Feeling guilty when you won't let your child go anywhere until he/she runs uptown and gets you one.

5. Having your husband go from never drinking it before we got married to drinking it everyday.

6. Having to steal long red straws from 7-11

7. Having to steal the kids change out of their piggy banks because I had no money to buy a pop at work

8. All the money I'll save

Well thanks for helping me today. Have a good one


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Amy fixed my blog.................hey

Hey can you believe I ask and I recieve. Look at this beautiful blog. Thanks so much Amy, your such a brain at this.
Now I'll try and blog.
see ya later.

Can't figure out how to fix up my blog

Amy set this up for me and it was cute. I tried to make changes and now it's ugly and I can't change it. Amy, Jessica, help me.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

day 3 and hanging on

All I can say is HEADACHE.
I haven't done too good with the walking, but i'm suffering with the headache..........my gosh, is this in my mind?
I did actually dring 12 cups of water today, and took water to the ball games...........haha, that's pretty impressive.
Well tomorrow is Sunday and we ALWAYS have diet coke. oh well, water is the next choice. I tried to find a substitute, but I think its easier to just drink water. Who thought it would be so hard.
Well now i'll just have to work on the walking.
Talk to you later

day 3 and hanging on

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Well I woke up last night about 3 times with bad dreams, and then sure that I had Alzheimers. I even got up and got on the computer and looked up ways to prevent it. Then I looked up Diet Coke addictions and figure that my Diet Coke habit, together with my lack of water intake, and excercize and poor diet were pushing me into an early grave. I then went back to bed an hour later and slept until 10:30. What is happening to me? So as of today, March 4th, I am turning over a new leaf.

  1. Drink 8 glasses of water a day
  2. Walk for at least 30 minutes, preferabley 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week
  3. Eat 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
  4. Stop drinking diet pop. Anything with artificial sweetners

There are many more things to do, but I better not get carried away. This is a good start.

I'll keep you updated on my success.