When I started my journey to a new healthier me I knew that I had the eventual goal of cutting all pop out of my life but as of two weeks ago I was horribly addicted to the caffeine in my dear old friend: Diet Coke. I have struggled off and on with this addiction over the past years and during each of my preganancies I was able to successfully give up Diet Coke in each of my pregnancies because I held a personal belief that aspartame was not good for my babies nor was the caffeine in large amounts….but for some reason I have never been able to give it up for….me.
I joined Jenny Craig thinking that somewhere along the road I’d slowly start cutting back on my beloved Diet Coke but truth be told I had no plans to do that any time soon because I knew adjusting to the new eating habits would be hard enough on its own. The one thing I did promise myself when I joined was that despite the fact diet soda is permitted at Jenny Craig, I would only have one or two glasses of it per day so that when the time did come to cut it out of my life it would not be hard. I have been trying over the past 1.5 weeks to reduce my intake and almost without knowing it I have fallen out of love with my dear old friend….this past Friday I was getting ready for bed when I made the realization that I had gone the entire day without a single drop of caffeine and today after I asked Mike to pour me a drink…..I took a sip and thought “blah” – I passed the drink off to Mike and proceeded to go about my new Jenny regimen of drinking water from my new Klean Kanteen.
I am not saying that I will not have a single drop of diet coke in the coming days or weeks but I feel the end is nearer than I originally thought and I can’t help but feel proud of this accomplishment because to me it is a sign of how serious I am about this whole process….and its a sign that I can get past the things that are hard and move on…..
Water never tasted so good. 🙂