I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it, considering I have such a poor track record with this, but I accepted the Coke-free challenge, and am now on Day 5… It’s been 5 solid days of no Coke… and no fast food (although fast food really wasn’t part of the challenge, and I don’t aim to never eat that junk again.. only to cut back to a more reasonable level). How’s it going so far? Pretty good!
It’s like something clicked inside of me very recently. There’s been an ongoing sadness as I feel that I’ve crossed a few mental/emotional bridges that I’d been doing everything in my power not to face. And because of that, I’ve seen a decrease in my cravings of many things. Point in case: There were two 2 litre bottles of Coke in the house that I told my roomie to drink. I’ve walked past them, and honestly… not once have I wanted to open them. I’ve even picked them up to move them to where the pop is supposed to be, and nothing. Normally I’m fighting the urge to down a glass… but not now. I feel somewhat “numb” to it at the moment.
Tonight is my first night shift at work, and it comes with its own stresses… it will be interesting to see if I can go the night without drinking any Coke.. especially since there are 2 cans in my locker, left over from before.
I’ve been taking my blood pressure readings faithfully since I first posted about it. Today was about normal for me… 143/95. It’s still high, but it’s not as high as it has been lately. I also managed to put on a pound, but I’m not really worried about that right now. As for the pneumonia, I took my last anti-biotic day, and things seem much better, but I made an appointment to see my doctor next week because there seems to be just a little bit of “yuck” hanging on.
And that’s my life… Hope everyone is doing well…