Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Remind me, again, why I'm doing this?
Four days without Diet DP. I have a mild headache, which is my body's way of saying "something's missing here. Shouldn't we usually have about 40 milligrams of caffeine in here by now?" (40 milligrams just sounded good, I actually have no idea how much caffeine is in the average soft drink). The headache I can deal with. The cravings are driving me crazy. I like water, but I'm not sure how much more of it I can take right now. So I have been drinking lemonade and milk. Can we say "calories"? Arrgh. Which makes me really start to question the wisdom of going off soft drinks at all. I know they're not good for me, but gaining back thirty pounds isn't going to be good for me either. Neither is eating half a package of Chips Ahoy cookies and a glass of milk. (Ahem. Monday night.) I don't know if I can handle eating fewer treats/snacks AND giving up my DP. I feel like I can only really focus on changing one thing at a time. If I have to have a vice, wouldn't a non-caloric one be better? Should I keep going and see if it gets better? Should I fall off the wagon in favor of focusing on another health issue? I really don't know what to do here. I'm open to any and all opinions and advice.