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A miracle has occurred.

I no longer crave Diet Coke. Or soda. Or artificial sweeteners. Or caffeine. It’s been over a week without those things and I didn’t even have a headache. I didn’t even intend to give it up — I just… didn’t have any and didn’t miss it. No explanation for that one (well maybe one I’ll […]

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Mon, January 19 2009 » Cravings » 10 Comments

Rough day, some highs, some lows. Ideas?

Well, I was ready to write yesterday off, but I pulled it together and turned it around. Learned a few things about myself. Still puzzled by a pattern of mine. Feel free to pitch in with suggestions The past week or week and a half have been truly stressful on many many levels. I turned […]

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Wed, October 15 2008 » Persistence, Strategy, Stress eating » 10 Comments

Caffeine level today: “vibrating crackhead”

I experienced Nirvana today. After a week of little caffeine and only one or two Diet Cokes, I had a Crystal Light Focus. For, er, medicinal reasons. Really. What? You’re not buying that? I was jazzed. I was flying. I was buzzed. (I was not exactly focused. Unless you call working on 57 things at […]

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Fri, August 22 2008 » Cravings, Everything else » Comments Off on Caffeine level today: “vibrating crackhead”

Lost 6 pounds in 5 days, which brings me to my next dilemma…

I am feeling really good today — my clothes are looser and I have more energy. And, to be honest, I haven’t had to do much. I’ve employed two primary strategies to exercise more and eat less: Schedule exercise and be committed to it (and have a Plan B in case life happens and I […]

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Fri, August 15 2008 » Motivation, Strategy » 3 Comments

I am normally a rational person, but…

Here I am, planning on working here at home today, and the only thing I can think of is that I’m locked in this house without a Diet Coke. I am normally a rational person, but when it comes to Diet Coke, there’s no rational thought involved. I know people who drink diet sodas gain […]

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Wed, August 13 2008 » Cravings » 3 Comments