I wanted to give an update about my caffeine addiction. I had written a few weeks back that I am trying to detox. I am proud to say that I have been pretty successful!
First, I have not bought Diet Coke for the house in over two weeks. I had been drinking between 1-2 cans a day, and now I have none. I have had a few Diet Cokes here and there if I'm out at a restaurant, but that has been maybe 1 a week. At home I am drinking carbonated water and filtered water. Much healthier.
For a while I had stopped drinking coffee, too. In fact, I went for 3 days last week without any caffeine whatsoever, even going as far as ordering a Carmel Apple Cider at Starbucks instead of my usual White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha (or some other frilly, high calorie drink). I had survived the withdrawal headaches, and felt good. But on day four, I was feeling soooo sluggish, and really wanted a cup of coffee. I gave in.
I have decided that a cup of coffee a day is fine. Many people have this habit, and it's no big deal. But it stops there. I will not be bringing Diet Coke into the house, nor will I be drinking multiple cups a day. I feel much better about this decision...it's now a mini-addiction, instead of a major one.
Thanks for all the encouragement!