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A Challenge

They say (who ever it is that they are, anyway) that when you're going through a rough time, the best thing to do is stay busy. My brother, going through some rough stuff this year himself, also says that this is the time to improve stuff about yourself that you don't like. I'm already part of the way there on my weight (I now weigh less than I have all year long), so I figured what the hell. I think that I am going to try and kick my coke habit.

Before you freak out and go, "I didn't even know she had a drug problem," let me clarify - my Coca-Cola habit. I've been addicted to the stuff since I was a kid and I've always known it's bad for me (hell, there's probably a reason that I had kidney stones at the tender age of twenty-two) so fuck it - I'm going to stop drinking them. I think with the way that my appetite has been nil in the last week, I can really make some changes here and make them a lot easier than I could have when I was eating nothing but fast food and drinking six cokes a day. I always told Steven that I needed something to get past the hump and really lose weight. Shame the hump had to be getting dumped, but you've got to play with what you've been dealt.

From now on it's water. Oh, and stomach crunches. The belly's gone way down, so now it's time to tighten. If I'm going to be dumped, I may as well be a hot dumpee. Got to have something to concentrate on, right?

Then, since Eka's so in love with the South Beach Diet, maybe I'll try and start eating some of the food's she's always raving about. At the very least, I'm going to take my mother's advice and eat smaller portions of things (once I start eating again, of course).

Here's to the new me! Bring it on, life! I'm ready to kick ass and move forward.

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I think the changes you make now will only positively impact your life. Best of luck! :)

.: D said on November 25, 2003 02:31 AM :: link it :.

You go, girl! Water kicks it. I used to have at least 1-2 cans of soda when I was young but then I started to drink water because it helped the complexion. At first water seems rather dull but then you start to want to drink it- nothing else can quench the thirst as water does. And so you become a water lovin' freak like me.

Try a Brita water filter if you don't want to deal with tap water and don't want to dole out the money for expensive bottled waters. It tastes great and is nice and cold in the refrigerator.

Yeah, mostly now I just drink water or iced tea. Good stuff, I tell you. Much better than Coke! Good luck, sweetie!

.: Christine said on November 25, 2003 04:33 AM :: link it :.

You go, girl! Email me - I'll totally talk you through it all!

(And drink Crystal Light - you can have unlimited quantities, really, on SB.)

.: erika said on November 25, 2003 06:23 AM :: link it :.

I've weaned myself down to one soda a day. In the mornings, for every cup of coffee I drink, I drink a glass of water. In the afternoons, I've pushed myself to only drink water. It has helped since the office soda machine doesn't really have anything I'm interested in.
Good luck!

.: amber said on November 25, 2003 08:04 AM :: link it :.

Hey-found you through Eka. I'm sorry to hear about your recent breakup. But I admire you for your insight and your attempt to stay positive. I know how difficult it is to stay on the bright side of things-but you've got it goin' on!
Eka got me into the South Beach Diet thing, too-although I haven't started it really-I'm still reading the book. Your addiction to Coke products sounds just as bad as my addiction to carbs! So this is going to be a challenge for me. Hope it all works out for you-I'll be rooting for you all the way!

.: allie said on November 25, 2003 08:57 AM :: link it :.

try to wean yourself to Diet Coke first, or another trick that I use is to dilute regular Coke 50/50 with San Pellegrino or some other sparkling water. A 32 oz. bottle of pop is almost 900 EMPTY calories, so if you had one of those per day, and not drinking it is the ONLY change you make, you're already ahead 94 pounds per year!!!!

.: Patty said on November 25, 2003 09:26 AM :: link it :.

You go girl! Just don't go cold-turkey on the coke. The caffeine headaches SUCK! So wean yourself off of them - but you're right, it's probably easier now then ever!

.: Christine said on November 25, 2003 09:46 AM :: link it :.

ha! you said "hot dumpee"

I'm just sick. ;)

.: mike said on November 25, 2003 12:26 PM :: link it :.

This year is going to be my year to end my relationship with caffeine. I love Coca-cola. But, it is so bad for me. Any new advice for giving up Coca-cola?

.: jaymee said on January 13, 2005 10:12 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at November 25, 2003 02:01 AM to see this post.

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