Sorry that it has taken me some time to write.
I’ve been wanting to but just could not get my fingers to kit the keys.
My coworker and i were talking the other day about soda pop and addiction of it. As of 3 weeks ago she had stopped drinking soda pop. She showed me this pretty pinkish peach coloured can and made me smell it. I do love the smell of peach even if it may be a fake smell.
I am a coke aholic. I love coke products especially coke zero. When i cannot get my hands on a coke i will grab any other kind of pop. Ginger ale is not my favourite but it will do in a pinch. I manage to stay way from fresca and mountain do. I can literally drink gallons of the stuff right from when i wake up to the time i go to bed. I have it for breakfast. I have it with dinner. I crave it. I’m visually stimulated by it. And like a lot of other fatties i have enablers to get me some including my children and my husband. If i could convince my dog to go to the store and get me some I’m sure i would make her go too!
The worst part when you are a pop drinker is that not only is your waist size HUGE as a result but at the end of the day when you’re about to go to bed, you realize how thirsty you are because you did not drink enough water for the day. Pop is not water. It may satisfy but it does not give your body the viscosity it requires in order to do the jobs it is supposed to do. And before i go to bed i find myself busy guzzling down cups and cups of water because i am thirsty. This will also mean a restless sleep as sure as sure can be I’m gonna have to get up a few times in the night to visit the toidy. I’m a hard sleeper at night and when i dream that i’m peeing the bed i wake up in a fright just in case it wasn’t a dream!
So my co-worker has already been 3 weeks into her pop free challenge. And we can be a supportive group at times and agree that this is a good idea too. Me included.
I have quit pop before and lasted for about 15 days.
SO i have decided it’s time to kick this habit and hopefully once and for all.
Today I am now into day 3 of the challenge. 100 days of this challenge will take me up to the middle of September. The first day wasn’t so bad. I did purchase a tonic water that had flavour but no sugar. It was BLECKY to say the least. I was not able to completely drink the entire bottle and therefore was not hydrated enough!
When i got home that night the bottle of ginger ale on the floor near the fridge did taunt me. Calling my name. Daring me. Taunting me. But i was strong enough to resist. Went to bed satisfied that i made it through the first day with no soda.
Yay me. Pat Pat Pat on the back.
Day two could simply be labeled as EXHAUSTING. I did work a long shift. So may be because of the constant noise and stress etc that comes with the job. But i think it could be attributed to a bit of a sugar withdrawal. Granted this could also be because of my age. I’m not a spring chicken anymore! Even though some of the pop i had were sugar-free or sweetened with a different type of sugar it was still sugar. I was tired. I got home and went to bed very early. Slept through most of the night but don’t feel completely rested at this moment. Had a migraine though and thought it was because i slept too much. But currently wide awake enough to function. I also had more watery poops in the evening. I did drink more water and gave up on the idea at the moment to drink club soda or tonic water. I did get at least 2 1/2 litres in yesterday which is pretty good for me.
Some of those “diet” advice things available through social media suggest that i need to drink 7 litres a day because of my size. Not sure I’m going to make it to that much but don’t feel too bad about 2.
Today is now day 3. Had breakfast this morning and at the cafeteria where i eat there is no shortage of pop. Ugg there is the visual stimulation again and there is a heavenly desire once again to have pop with my toast and sausage. My brain could easily convince me that it’s a perfect combination and of course feeling still a bit loggy perhaps a pick me up that i need. I have managed so far to say no. I currently have my litre of water beside me and it is gone. So far the strength is there and the determination. That’s the tough part the determination!
So i will try to write more and track the changes that may be happening both physically and mentally.