In March of 2011 (that’s 2.5 YEARS ago) I told you guys that I was officially quitting THE COKE. I was walking away from my drug of choice. I had read enough articles about why aspartame, carbonation, and caffeine were bad for me. Really bad!
And then two weeks later I started sippin’ the good juice again.
I quit the Cokie again this past spring. For 2 weeks.
Apparently, it’s really tough to break a diet coke addiction.
But I know I should! And I sorta want to! (As soon as I think that to myself, the devil on my shoulder yells, “No you don’t! You love it! It’s your best friend!”).
But I am fully aware that this bad habit of mine is holding me back from progress. I kinda feel like a drug addict sometimes. That’s not a fun feeling.
So here I go. I’m going for it again. I’m gonna “Kick My Killer Habit”.
(INSTANTLY, my devil-on-the-shoulder says, “But go get another Diet Coke real quick before you start! Savor your last one!”)
Yesterday Charlie and I swung through the drive through on our way to the church building. Except that the church is closer to my house than McDonald’s. We went way out of our way to “get mommy’s drink”. He was like, “Mom. Why we going over here? Why you always get your drink? Why you always thirsty? (eye roll)”
I was all, “You want a little drink of water Charlie? Or a little snack?”
He said, with firmness, “No.” (eye roll)
He’s THREE, people!
What kind of an example am I being?
Quitting Diet Coke is “step one” on my path to eating better, cleansing my body of yucky toxins, and having more control over my “natural man.” I know this killer habit of mine is holding my back on many levels.
I plan to drink lemon essential oil in ice water instead of the my bubbly diet friend. That will be invigorating and also gently cleanse my system.
And for energy boosts/mood help? I’m stocked with three Isagenix products called, “Want More Energy”, “E+ Shot”, and “Isadelights Dark Chocolates.”
Have I ever told you guys about Isagenix before? I’ve used their shakes and cleansing systems a couple of times to gain control of my eating and release toxins and weight. I love it. There products are super smart and super effective.
For more info about Isagenix products, you should see the GoIsaFit Facebook Page. My friend Jennise is the founder of the GoIsaFit group. She’s also a super fit mom of 4, a health and fitness coach, and an incredible example of health and wellness. Check isagenix out.
But this post isn’t about Isagenix. It’s about Diet Coke. And the velcro sound that is heard when somebody tries to pull a large fountain Diet Coke from my hand.
I’m actually scared to try this.
Today’s tip from your nervous friend who is breaking up with her BFF (it’s killing me softly) drink is:
Kick Your Killer Habit
What’s your bad habit? Is it killing you softly? With it’s (sweet, bubbly) song?
Maybe I shouldn’t go cold turkey? Just treat DC as a treat? For when we are out to eat? Or as a Saturday night dessert?
Help mama. I’m weeeeeeak!