No more Coke!

So last week Sunday I decided that I no longer wanted to include Coke in my diet.  It’s horrible for you and I was drinking way to much of it.  In fact when I had my surgery in May I had to take all these antacid things before hand.  The only food difference between this surgery and the past two surgeries – my Coke intake was high. 

So I have gone 11 days with no Coke and let me tell you, it has NOT been easy!  My family is not always the most supportive!  My dad ordered a 2L Coke with dinner the other day “for the grandkids”  and it sat in my fridge until he emptied it (please note he should NOT be drinking Coke at all and he’s an ass cause he does whenever he can get away with it). But I resisted.  I did not have a drop!  When I was at Crazy Cat Lady’s house for a visit, she offered me a Coke, and I said no.  She said I could have just one.  Just one today leads to just one tomorrow, leads to just one this afternoon and just one tonight.  NOOOOOO.  I managed to say no, stay strong and my body is still Coke free. 

On August 15th, I am going to switch out my tea with three sugar to tea with two sugar.  This will be the hard one.  The impossible.  I love the three sugars in my tea.  It’s so yummy! 

Stay tuned as I rant and rave about my ups and downs in the healthier living zone!

Also stay tuned because Sushi bf and D are almost done my bsmt!  2 more weeks hopefully and I can begin to decorate!!!  WOOT WOOT!

XOXO Nikilee

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Coke addiction

Not the coke that is white and powdery and leaves the border patrol dogs panting – the drink…coke o’cola.  This one:

 Throughout  my life I have had a love/hate relationship with this sugary, slice of heaven.  I drink it obsessively and then decide it’s bad for me so I don’t drink it for months on end.  But then one day the iced tea fountain pop will be broken and I will break down and get a coke.  And the cycle continues…

It’s brutal.  I am well aware of how bad it is for me. It has something like 14 tsp of sugar (I love sugar) and if you put a can of coke and a can of diet coke in a tub of water – the coke sinks to the bottom while the diet coke floats happily on top!  No one wonder my butt and belly seem to be expanding at an alarming rate!!

If all the Coca‑Cola ever produced were to cascade down Niagara Falls at its normal rate of 1.6 million gallons per second,   flow for nearly 83 hours.

I have decided I must do something, I mean, I had lost so much weight, and it is creeping up on me and I know 100% it is not Coke’s fault, but it sure doesn’t help me any.  There are many changes I need to make to my life – sooner rather than later – and quitting the pop is one of them.  Now I love iced tea, and regular tea with three sugar and those have to be cut out too, but for now I will work on Coke.  I am an addict.  I can not have one and just be okay and satisfied with that.  I need one today and then one tomorrow and then maybe Friday I have two … oh boy!

If all the Coca‑Cola ever produced were in 8-ounce contour bottles, and these bottles were distributed to each person in the world, there would be 1,104 bottles per person.

I started drinking a tea this morning and then had a chocolate 1% milk for lunch.  I know neither of these are great drinks and I MUST find a way to enjoy water, but these two drinks are way better than Coke O Cola any day!! 

I will let you know how I do – for now, please wish me luck!!!

XOXO Nikilee