#DumpDietCoke: Day 13
In many ways, dumping Diet Coke has been easier than I expected. My two-week ramp down prior to the quit date helped a lot. Motrin is my BFF right now – to fight off the headaches associated with caffeine withdrawal.
I’ve had Diet Coke two times in the 13 days. Once, when I was on a date with my husband. We always get breakfast tacos and have Diet Coke. I expected to be overjoyed to be drinking Diet Coke. Surprisingly, the Diet Coke was just not “all that.” The second time I’ve had Diet Coke is this morning. I had a killer migraine last night that lingered a bit this morning. I’ve heard that caffeine can help you get over a migraine, so I’m trying a little Diet Coke for that. It does seem to be helping, but once again, I am having the “wow – it’s not all that I had it pumped up to be” experience. That’s good!
Despite having Diet Coke two times, I feel confident that I’ve broken much of the physical addiction. The primary challenge now is the behavioral issues. For example, I always have Diet Coke when we have breakfast tacos. So, I can either stop having breakfast tacos (do what??!?!?) or I can learn to enjoy them without Diet Coke. These habits developed over 12 years, so modifying these is going to take some time.
Jog Stroller Moms (and Dads!)
I’m honestly glad my jog stroller days are behind me – but I admire the moms and dads who use jog strollers to maintain their fitness efforts!
So true! When I started running, I constantly posted on Facebook about running. My friends enabled me, though, by always encouraging me. That’s part of what kept me running!
Also Appearing Today at 3ThingsForMom.com
My guest post, The Hobby That Changed My Life, appears today at 3ThingsForMom.com. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my message about running, and hope to encourage others to start running as well! Thanks, Lauren, for the invitation!
I’m always looking for ways to spread the word about running. If you are interested in me writing a guest post (no charge – I’m a woman on a mission!), contact me at OneToughMotherRunner@gmail.com!
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