I drink a lot of Diet Coke. To be specific, I drink a lot of Caffeine-Free Diet Coke. Yeah, I get it, without the caffeine there really isn't much point in drinking it but I love the taste.
Repeat: I love the taste.
However, it's just not good for you as the aspartame and sodium levels are super high. I've let my mass consumption of the fairly poisonous liquid slide for a while because it's pretty much my only vice left but when The Remix and I decided to do a Happypants Health Challenge (where The Remix and I eat clean and exercise for 30 days) I figured that I'd try to give up the bubbly delight as well.
Oh, and we adopted "The Happypants" as our family name because I kept my last name after we got married. Who knows though, perhaps some day, we'll change it legally (haha, I kid, I kid...maybe. It'd be pretty funny, really).
Here's a gif representation of my first week participating in The Happypants Health Challenge:
It was a
horrendous rocky first day, but as much as I wanted to bail, I stayed strong.
Like, really, really bad. I was craving sugar and Diet Coke like a crazed person.
Oh man. The exercise was mega-tiring. Each minute felt like an hour and I so wanted to quit. I didn't...but I suuuuuuure thought about it.
The troll, in this instance, would be The Remix. No, it wasn't the nicest thing to say but I apologized later and, the most important thing, is that he didn't give me any. We had salad with tuna instead.
This was officially the worst day ever. I don't even know the last time I was so fuckin' cranky, although it was more like cr-angry (a combination of cranky and angry) as I hated the entire world, albeit mostly things that were food and/or Diet Coke related (you'd be surprised just how many things that entailed).
But then, it FINALLY started to get better...
Much to my surprise, the exercise didn't seem as hard on Day Six. I even went for the "long walk" with the dogs and felt great afterwards!
And then, just yesterday, it seems that I entered an eating-clean-food-groove as I was actually looking forward to cutting up veggies for our salad supper!
Now it's Day Eight of the Happypants Health Challenge and I can safely say that my cravings for Diet Coke are all but gone. That's not to say that they won't come back, but for now, they've abated. Thank freaking Jebus as last week was one of the longest of my life. My hope is that at the end of the 30 days, I won't return to my Diet Coke Dependency. Truth-be-told, I'll probably have to extend the lock-down for at least another 30 days as I don't trust myself to drink it in moderation (ummm...addict, much?).
21 days to go! I can't WAIT until I fit into my favourite jeans again. I've missed them!