“As you walk to the boundary of your understanding into the twilight of uncertainty, exercising faith, you will be led to find solutions you would not obtain otherwise.” Elder Richard G. Scott.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Loss of a Love

Ok. so for those of you on my Facebook, you might remember this status update I had on August 11th. 
For those of you not on Facebook, this was my status update.

"I went on holidays in camrose AB and they had a vanilla shot for diet coke. I was dismayed when I went to the Medicine Hat location and they have one. I was told the machine would have to break in order to get one. I am writing you this so instead of someone having a breakdown over not having a vanilla shot with their diet coke and breaking the machine, you can rectify the problem and just get one there. Lemme know when you do cause I will be the first in line. Until then, I am NOT going there."

This is a complaint that I lodged with 7/11
I know it may SEEM like I was joking but really, I was not, just trying to make a point with a little humor. 
I am someone who USED to laugh and joke a lot, and then stopped but had become determined to joke more, so I felt I should use humor in my complaint.

Lots of the comments were quite funny, but also brought up the fact that I might, just MIGHT be addicted! 
SO, I did a LOT of evaluation. 
To say I LOVE diet coke, well, that is putting it mildly.
I would drink more Diet Coke than water, yep, got my 8 glasses of DC and MAYBE a few of H20.
Not Always 8 glasses but WAY too much Diet Coke. 

Yes, I tried to give it up before. 
And by tried, I mean I went a while without it, then gave in.
This time, I was DETERMINED. 
And, I had SUPPORT! 
I had someone who was willing to make a sacrifice as well, and that really meant so much to me.

So, I did it. 
Sept 15th.
Oh, the next few days were HELL, to say the least. 
I felt if I bashed my head up against the wall it would feel better.
But I didn't.

I have learned I can ACTUALLY SURVIVE without the "love" of my life. 
My Diet Coke.
I sleep SOOOOOOO much better.
I don't feel BLOATED.
I might have lost a few pounds.
I just FEEL better.
SO, no going back. 
I am an "all in" type of girl, do it all the way or not at all.
I thought I would really miss it, but I don't. 
I think that is what surprised me the most.

4 comments:

Carson said...

Way to go Jo! Today I was actually thinking about giving up all soda's, and this gives me a bit more motivation!

*K* said...

Good job Jocelyn!! Drinking pop really isn't good for anyone especially that much DC in one day! I'm proud of you for sticking with it, I hope you can continue!

JRoberts said...

YAY! What a great job! :) It is so hard to give up something you love that much so kudos to you.

kimara said...

That is so good! It is hard to not have things we love! It is way better for you though