Monday, November 26, 2007
Hi, it's me. Sorry I have been gone for a few days. The charger for my laptop has decided to poop out on me so I wasn't able to get on the computer for the past few days. Hubby has nicely let me use his computer so I can get my bloggy fix.

We have several old chargers laying around the house but naturally none of them fit my computer. Our family is sure this is a giant plot by the computer makers to add to their profit. I'm going out today to try and find the charger I need.

This weekend started our families diet coke detox program. I may be a little crabby for the next week. Hubby and I decided that we had become way to lax in monitoring our kids soda consumption and thus agreed to just not buy it anymore. You have no idea how much this personally pains me. Hubby and I are way more addicted than the kids. It will be very interesting to see how this goes.

This morning I made ice tea and also filled a big pitcher with ice water and placed them both into the refrigerator. Our youngest son opened the refrigerator door and exclaimed happily "Wow, cool, water with ice, I love that". Clearly the children will not be missing the daily caffeine intake as much as their parents.

So, my friends, I pray that I will find the charger this afternoon so I can access my favorites and come buy and visit you all. Clearly all of my IRL friends won't want to be around me while I am kicking the caffeine habit. While I am feeling grouchy and deprived you will be blissfully unaware. Aren't you thankful?

Well, I'm off now to take a giant Advil to get rid of my caffeine deprivation headache. Have any of you successfully kicked the diet coke (or Pepsi) habit? If you have any tips I would love to hear them.

Have a great and joyful Monday!


  posted at 8:27 AM  

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Kelli said...

I had to kick a serious DC habit when I started dialysis. Ugh. The memories.

I'm fully, wholly, completely addicted to Iced Tea now, more than ever.

The first two weeks were bad. Really bad.

Now? I can't stand the taste of the stuff.

Weird, huh.

So, I'll volunteer to stand in the line of fire for your IRL friends.

Been there. Totally get it.

At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did kick the habit during pregnancy, but I have no desire to do so now. I drink two cans of a local diet drink each day, and I look forward to them! I do hope you have great success! You can be my inspiration!

At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a Mountain Dew habit. Quit cold turkey with LOTS of headaches. I drank alot of water. That was 13 yrs. ago. I am still a big water drinker and do not miss soda. We do not have it in our house and only drink soda when we dine out.And funny thing is....I can not drink Mountain Dew!!

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

I don't drink diet anything. I do drink caffeine but only one cup a day usually. I think you will survive with the ice tea and ice water (btw, that was really funny about the cool ice in water comment).

But you are doing it right, if you don't buy it, you can't drink it. Good luck!

At 2:51 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

Honey I feel your pain!!! I did kick it successfully during my second pregnancy and for about a year afterward. I fell off the wagon.

BUT, here's how I did it:
LOTS and LOTS of iced tea. Glasses and glasses full of it. Becuase water just wasn't going to cut it.
Then, whenever I just needed some carbonated, caramel colored beverage in my glass...I got root beer. Some of it has caffiene and some does not so you have to look. I think A&W is safe. So I did that every now and then.
And...I allowed myself none until I was over the headaches. Then I would let myself order a coke at a restaurant once a month or so. But by then you will be in love with iced tea--especially tea you do not have to make.

At 6:05 AM, Blogger Coach J said...

I like my coffee. It's the only drink I have beside water. I can do without Dr. Pepper now. I don't know when, or how, it happened; it just did. And, I've found, that I can go days without coffee. I just wish I could put sugar down that easily.
You can visit with us. We love you no matter how grouchy you get :) See you in the comment box!

At 9:03 AM, Blogger Lori said...

I drink 2-3 cups of coffee a day. Do you like coffee? It's actually good for you. We don't drink lots of soda, but still plenty.

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Virginia (Jenny) said...

I will NEVER give up my diet soda habit for anything!! I just get the kids their own favorite juice drinks. Dr. Pepper with Cherry and vanilla in it. Yummmm.....

At 8:02 PM, Blogger LISA said...

Diet coke is exactly what i was thinking about last night.Thinking of snack food to pack,and how much a 12 pack of DC would weigh.Can i pack a 12 pack when e travel? I drink at least 6 a day, but thought 2 a day i can handle.

At 9:26 PM, Blogger Rochelle said...

I almost had to stop reading when I related detox to the your desire to leave precious DC... I almost became defensive! lol! I know... I know... I am addicted, but since I admit it there is no problem. Right? It's my one vice! (Do I sound convicted?) Seriously, I still drink about 70 ounces of water a day... (I didn't today though) I'm going to stop typing now. I'll pray for you.


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