Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Crazy Cravings..

This is one of the hardest things I have done in a while, silly to some, but I have been advised(no told) that due to health issue brewing I must give up Co*ke. I have been sucking all that sugar and caffeine since I was in my early teens(or before), so to stop has been very difficult.
I am still getting some caffeine drinking one or two cups of coffee a day so I have not been experiencing the withdrawal headaches ect. I still am having the cravings, though not as often, they still hit me especially in the early afternoon when my batteries start to wear down.
I can't believe that pop is everywhere, all the check out counters, vending machines on every corner calling to me, luring me to spend my loonie.
There is an upside to cutting down on all that sugar, I have lost five pounds, not changing anything else in my daily activities, just not guzzling the pop, this is pretty great.
I still sit here typing wishing instead of my fizzy Pelegrino mineral water(still want the fizz of the pop too)I was enjoying a pop, I am determined not to fall off the wagon.
If not for me for my family, it's too crucial at this time, can't go out of remission, the virus must stay inactive.....

15 comments:

Lauren and Ed said...

Oh my gosh, I am a total Coke addict too. I try and do the diet, but it's just not the same.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This is definitely tough...I was always a diet coke drinker, but now I drink tea....I gave up the fizzy stuff, but could not give up the caffeine!

Stay strong my friend!

Lisa

mommy24treasures said...

oh I pray the crave for it leaves quick. I have always heard a mth will do it, I splurge with one mello yello can a day and the rest water all day. I love water with fresh lemon.

Sam said...

Hang in there, sweetie!!! I know you can do it! We need to keep you healthy and with us for a long LONG time!!! I would be lost without your wit and humor!

Vivian M said...

I feel your pain, I am trying flavored ice tea mixes and flavored water/soda water. Good luck!

Carol said...

I can't live without my diet Pepsi, I swear they put something in there other than caffeine that makes us crave it!!!!

Kayce said...

Okay you must stay off the pop! You are in my thoughts...HUGS!!!

Beverly said...

I was forced to give up coke in 7th grade. I drank sprite forever then switched to coffee and water, my main staples now.

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

I know you can do it girlfriend! The lure is great I know, but you can do it. Congrats on losing 5 lbs too! Way to go.

P.S. Love the new header.

hugs,
Jonni

Qiuqiu's parents said...

Ugh, when I had giardia I got lactose intolerant and had to drink soy milk with QiuQiu. I love soy cheese, but the milk...well, it doesn't taste the same in my espresso as the whipped cream I'm addicted to. Boy, was that rough! Fortunately, it's over. I still can't handle cheese, but a couple shots of whipped cream a day I can handle!

JinXiu said...

I am a major diet Coke addict. They say admitting it is the first step.

Good Luck

Steffie B. said...

oh its tough.....I've given up stuff lately too.....I've lost 8 lbs....that alone is enought to keep me going! Good luck...keep us posted! )

Dolores and Shawn said...

You and I are in this together. I've given up the fuzzy stuff too for flat water.

It's so hard.

poppyandpeony said...

I gave it up 3 months ago and have never never never felt better. You can do it!!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

BIG HUG!!!!!!!
I am so sorry.... I am at almost 2ltrs a day but I need to stop too... Good for you for being strong and making the right choice for your families...
love,
Daleea