I wrote last Friday that I was going to quit Diet Coke today, Monday, February 25. I’ve been ramping down and drinking a lot more water in anticipation of “D-Day” (Dump Day). I decided to give myself a little test yesterday, and see how long I could go without drinking Diet Coke. I was surprised that I went the entire day with no Diet Coke. Wow! I was more ready than I thought! Thus, today is officially Day 2 of #DumpDietCoke for me!
I also met a few friends on Twitter who are also quitting Diet Coke. We’re going to check in with each other once a day with the Twitter hashtag #DumpDietCoke. The encouragement and support we can offer to each other will be very helpful while we make it through the difficult first 2-3 weeks.
On Saturday evening, I prepared my family for the possible side effects of quitting the aspartame and caffeine I am so addicted to. I explained to the kids, “I may be a little grouchy this week.” Not missing a beat, Miss Sassy Pants replied, “You mean it’s going to get worse!?!?” Oy! That girl!
Also on Twitter, a web site named MapsofWorld.com shared an eye-opening infographic with me. It details the dangers of diet soda and the possible health effects. I plan to refer to it every time I feel a little bit weak! Take a look at this below.
Stay Connected With One Tough Mother Runner!
Click here to subscribe to my blog via email
Follow Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TufMotherRunner
Join My Facebook Page: http://www.Facebook.com/OneToughMotherRunner
Be Inspired with Me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tufmotherrunner/
Follow Me on Instagram: http://web.stagram.com/n/onetoughmotherrunner/