Confessions of a Diet Coke Binger

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

Today is my work Monday, and tomorrow is my work Friday, so I am a pretty happy employee right now!

Yesterday I told you I would be back in with a day in the life. I had yesterday off for Presidents Day and we already paid for daycare, so it was just Lola and I. She was thrilled.

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For some strange reason I woke up at 4am and couldn’t go back to sleep. After tossing and turning for over an hour, I decided to get up, do some laundry and head to Safeway since I didn’t get groceries over the weekend. I was in and out of Safeway which was nice! Benefits to grocery shopping at 5:30am!

Back to the day in the life. I decided against it…I was so tired, binged on caffeine, ate some donuts, an oreo cookie shake, and had McDonalds. It was all delicious, but I was eating out of stress and sleep deprivation. So instead of documenting everything I was eating and doing, I decided to spend some time assessing my goals, fitness and diet related.

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I have a serious caffeine addiction, Diet Coke to be exact. I wish I could blame it on being a new mom, but Olivia has been sleeping through the night since October. Every morning I go to McDonalds and get a large Diet Coke. I love fountain diets. So delicious. Anyways, back on track. I thought it would be a good idea to list out some goals of mine, some are short term, some long term.

Goal: Giving up caffeine: I dont need it, and I am very sensitive to it. It is expensive (I go to McDonalds and Starbucks), and what I get is not healthy (Diet Coke or skinny mocha).

Plan: Weaning. I thought about going cold turkey but I cant fathom the idea of caffeine withdrawals right now. Today I had one large diet coke, tomorrow I will have one large, Friday I will have a medium, Saturday I will have a medium, Sunday I will have a small, Monday-Thursday I will have a can, and Friday 2/27 I will be caffeine free.

Goal: Clean eating-ish. I have been eating terrible. Its funny, the Diet Bet started, and I just want to binge eat crap all day!

Plan: 30 day cleanse. No scientific reason to 30 days, just something I feel comfortable with. I really want to rid myself of all the fake chemicals and sugars I have been eating and drinking. When I say cleanse, I am not doing some crazy diet, just avoiding fake sugars, added sugars, and simple carbs. I actually do really well on low carb diets, so I think a majority of the time I will not be eating fruit or any type of carb, but I am not committing to this. We will see how it goes. I do plan to chew sugar free gum. I know this isn’t great but I am not willing to give this up. Maybe one day.

I do not feel the need to include any fitness goals. I love working out, and do not have a problem motivating myself to do this.

Well there you have it! I am disappointed I am where I am at right now, but excited to have a plan to make the changes I want to make.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! I will check in tomorrow on day 2 of my “cleanse”. Wish me luck!!

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5 thoughts on “Confessions of a Diet Coke Binger

  1. Good luck! You can do it! What I suggest is instead of cutting out what you love, have a healthy substitution for it. For example, sparkling water flavoured with fruits, or lemon and cucumber. As for coffee, you can get a skinny latte at starbucks, which is totally ok for you to have! don’t deprive yourself, but make healthier alternatives. good luck! 🙂 i’m a fitness blogger on here too!

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