This post ran a few weeks ago, but only for a few hours due to a behind-the-scenes glitch. If you saw it then, another new post follows below. If you didn’t, it’s your lucky night – two new posts!
More than four months ago, I made a hard decision to break my long standing addiction to diet cola. I knew it wasn’t the best thing for me, and the headaches I got when I didn’t drink it were enough to push me toward quitting that habit. Seriously, I think it was one of the hardest things I have ever done.
Which could make you think my life is really idyllic (and it’s not), or that it was really hard (which it was).
The last time I tried this, I lasted 10 days. It wasn’t easy, but despite two slips, I’ve done it. There was a lot of agony in the process, but in the end I feel healthier and happier.
However, leaving behind my dear friend diet cola has left me missing the bubbly goodness of a carbonated drink. Whereas the caffeine was the hardest part to give up, it no longer has that same hold on me (a very good thing … no one likes those ugly withdrawal headaches).
What to do?