Pictured to the left: the Coca-Cola I drank after lunch.
If you know me any at all, you know that I LOVE Coke. And I’m very particular about my Coke (NO PEPSI). In recent years I’ve cut down my Coke consumption: I no longer drink it at home. But I’d drink it at work, at restaurants, whenever I went out and about. I’ve been thinking about quitting for a few months (years).
From now until November 4th I will quit drinking Coke
Last Sunday I had a flash: I should give up Coke for a month. Just to see what happens. My inner rebel did not speak up right away, so I knew I was onto something. The thing is, I had just purchased a 6-pack of Coke and had a few cans left over at work. If I stopped drinking Coke, that would all be waiting for me when I was done for the month. It would also be there to tempt me during the month. I could throw it away, but I’m too much of a Yankee for that. Instead I drank the rest of the Coke this week at work. There were two left over today. I drank one and gave the other to a co-worker.
Whew, no more temptation.
So from now until end-of-day November 4th I will quit drinking Coca-Cola.
Here is a list of my goals:
- No Coke for 30 days
- No substitute soda
- Try to make own tea as much as possible
- Drink water (ugh)
If I fall off the wagon, I have to start the 30 days over again. This is an important rule. Because one of the reasons why I think this will work is because I am not telling myself I can NEVER have a Coke again. I don’t think I could make it if I did. Instead, I am going to give it up for 30 days with the hopes of only having it for special occasions. I was drinking a lot less of it, but then things went all crazy with school and with my Dad and I kinda didn’t want to quit. I couldn’t bring myself too. Guess I’m ready to break the chain. For 30 days.
Wish me luck.
Oh and this happened while I was writing this post:
Writing today’s blag post. Falling asleep. Keep going into dream state, almost typed that I need to negotiate with the ghosts. Not really.
— Lanna Lee Maheux (@lannalee) October 6, 2012