Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Do or die

This morning  I reached the 36 hour mark of no soda.   It was do or die.  Ok, maybe it's not that dramatic.   However, I reached the point where the head was starting to feel fuzzy and a little bit achy.  

I've been thinking about it a lot.  I've constantly put it off for various reasons.  There is always an excuse. "I'm off work and don't want to have a headache"   "I'm going out to dinner tomorrowand I know that I'll want to have a soda."   Always an excuse.   The most recent excuse was "I"m going to be having a little mini vacation this upcoming weekend and I don't want to have a headache that mars my good time."  

Today I'm biting the bullet.



This morning I decided, 'enough was enough' .   There will always be and excuse.  My Philadelphia weekend would be the reason this week.  Next week it would be another reason.  The following week it would be Veterans day.   Then I have a week long vacation....another excuse.   After that comes Thanksgiving.....seriously, I can't kick the habit over a holiday right?   Then my birthday.....who wants to do it then.   That brings us to Christmas.  I would be crazy at Christmas right???   So see....always an excuse.  

So I upended the bottle of Advil....swallowed a dose and here we go.....off and running.  I am hoping that the headache is manageable and or out of my system by Friday as I am off work and will be vacationing.   Thus far, the headache is a dull roar....not fun by any means but nothing that makes me want to cry. (without medication is another story!)

And the even bigger news, I lost 1.4 pounds this week!   I'll take it.  Slow and steady.   :-)


8 comments:

Shelley said...

No time like today. I think the best changes don't happen on a Monday (or on New Year's Day, for that matter) - it's when you're ready and motivated. GO MARYFRAN!!!

Lynn said...

Good for you!

Darcy Winters said...

You're a braver woman than me. I need my caffeine!I am thinking about trying to incorporate more tea into the mix though. I don't like that I am drinking a bunch of chemicals when I drink soft drinks, but I don't want those stupid headaches that accompany withdrawal.

Debsdailylife said...

Good for you!!! Im addicted to Diet Coke!!! And when Im stressed its even worse!! Big changes at work and I was at my all time high last week!!! This week I am weaning. I keep telling myself to read the can before I drink. SOmetimes it helps, other times I glass over and drink!!

Finding Lori said...

Stay strong! I was living for Diet Coke a few years back and it took about a week and I've never looked back :)

Denise said...

congrats on the loss.

Lori said...

Excedrin has been my go to med for headaches. It seems to work better than anything else.

Good for you for biting the bullet and just doing it. In time, you'll actually want a nice cold glass of water. I know I do.

Great job on the loss.
Lori

Kerstin Martin said...

Great news on the loss! I very rarely drink sodas, thankfully I didn't grow up on them so I can take them or leave them. I drink tons of water, wine, herbal tea and decaf coffee - that's it :) You'll feel better soon, you have the right attitude!