Well, I’m pleased to say the “giving up Diet Coke” thing wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be! I gave it up completely that day I blogged about it, and haven’t had a single sip since. There were terrible headaches for the first few days (although not quite as bad, since I “weaned” off it over the previous week — 5 D.C.s, down to 4, down to 3, down to 2, etc.), and lots of irritablity (like M. said, I started to worry my generally sunny mood was all in that can!!!), but the headaches only lasted about four days and weren’t nearly as intense as I thought they’d be. The irritabilty lasted about five days, but grew less intense each day, so eventually I stopped worrying that a positive attitude came from Diet Coke. 🙂
Overall … it’s been fine! I’d venture to say … gulp … easy? Now I wish I’d done this a long time ago. I don’t even crave it. I mostly just drink water now, although I had one iced tea one hot day at lunch. I can’t believe I don’t even miss it.
Okay, so one health measure down (or two, really, if you want to count “drink more water”)! Now I’m on to the next one. … trying to incorporate more exercise! Ack.
Superman’s friend is undergoing triple-bypass surgery today. He’s only 40-something. And some of our younger family members are hearing some bad news about heart health, diabetes, etc., so it’s making us think about our own health. I know sugar is a problem for me — not only the obvious sweet stuff I love, but all the hidden sugars in bread, etc. Never too late to try to get back on track, right?
What about you? What are some of the major changes you’ve made to your diet or exercise habits due to health?