If you have Return of the Mack stuck in your head my mission is accomplished! I am not the only one with it playing in my head!
Several years ago, I reluctantly gave up Diet Coke for Lent. And then immediately began drinking it after Easter.
The following Lent I also gave up Diet Coke (original, aren’t I?). This time however, I was able to abstain even after Lent was over. I had broken my Diet Coke habit!! Well broken my habit with a few exceptions, most notably if I was on vacation or if I had an excruciating headache and the ibuprofen was slow to kick in. (Side note: my cure-all for headaches? Diet Coke, Chocolate and ibuprofen – I don’t question it, I just accept that it works.)
I have been relatively Diet Coke free for probably a good five years, until now. With everything going on, it didn’t take much for me to hop back on the Diet Coke wagon. Before you knew it, I was back up to several cans a day.
So I am now trying to wean myself off (again). Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not trying to necessarily give up caffeine. Hello, morning latte!! And other times of the day! I’m trying to cut down on the aspartame. After all, coffee is somewhat natural right? As is the milk and vanilla I put in my coffee. (I am quite the enabler – I can pretty much rationalize anything.)
I’m down to one a day. I’m not sure what it will take to get me back to zero a day but we’ll see. Any tips for giving up bad (or not so bad) habits?