Another thing that I was doing in February instead of blogging??
Kicking the Diet Coke habit.
Which might not sound like such a big deal to the average bear, but trust me - this was a big freaking deal.
Long story short: I'd become a junkie. I was drinking way too much Diet Coke, all day long. I'm not even sure what my daily intake was, but conservatively? 4 or 5 cans a day. Maybe even 6+. And that's got to be a sure sign of addiction right there, doesn't it? Not keeping track???
Anyhow - one morning I woke up, mindlessly went to the fridge for the first Diet Coke of the day. And as I opened the door to reach inside, I thought "No. You don't really want that..." and I shut the door.
Not sure where that voice came from, or what it was all about. But that was all she wrote. I didn't drink that Diet Coke, nor any subsequent Diet Cokes. And that was 3 weeks ago on Monday...
And how do I feel about this decision? Pretty good. I think I just got tired of being a junkie (after all, it's so passe...)
How did my body respond?
Dude - that part sucked big time. I had a few days of just killer headaches - think brain freeze that lasts all day. Plus, had nice bouts of nausea and was insanely cranky. (yes - even more than usual!)
Then I got sick for real a few days later - had a raging fever, was miserable, and had to cancel an exceptionally rare date night with Bubba. We had a baby-sitter and everything. I'm still mourning that loss.
Oh - and let's not talk about my skin... Within a week of that last Diet Coke, my face had broken out like *never* before. We're talking cystic acne, and that is so not pretty. (shudder)
Ironic, isn't it? Seems like eliminating that much artificial crap from my diet would have been a good thing. Instead, it seemed that Diet Coke was the only thing keeping me healthy. And acne free.
I'm still off the stuff, though. I figure in the long run, it's for the greater good. But if my face doesn't clear up soon? I'm drinking a couple of 2-liter bottles worth - just for the good of my complexion!!!