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5 Days and Counting…

Published January 28, 2011 - 12 Comments

I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it, considering I have such a poor track record with this, but I accepted the Coke-free challenge, and am now on Day 5… It’s been 5 solid days of no Coke… and no fast food (although fast food really wasn’t part of the challenge, and I don’t aim to never eat that junk again.. only to cut back to a more reasonable level).  How’s it going so far?  Pretty good!

It’s like something clicked inside of me very recently.  There’s been an ongoing sadness as I feel that I’ve crossed a few mental/emotional bridges that I’d been doing everything in my power not to face.  And because of that, I’ve seen a decrease in my cravings of many things.  Point in case: There were two 2 litre bottles of Coke in the house that I told my roomie to drink.  I’ve walked past them, and honestly… not once have I wanted to open them.  I’ve even picked them up to move them to where the pop is supposed to be, and nothing.  Normally I’m fighting the urge to down a glass… but not now.  I feel somewhat “numb” to it at the moment. 

Tonight is my first night shift at work, and it comes with its own stresses… it will be interesting to see if I can go the night without drinking any Coke.. especially since there are 2 cans in my locker, left over from before. 

I’ve been taking my blood pressure readings faithfully since I first posted about it.  Today was about normal for me… 143/95.  It’s still high, but it’s not as high as it has been lately.  I also managed to put on a pound, but I’m not really worried about that right now.  As for the pneumonia, I took my last anti-biotic day, and things seem much better, but I made an appointment to see my doctor next week because there seems to be just a little bit of “yuck” hanging on. 

And that’s my life…   Hope everyone is doing well…