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A coke free week

Hi all, I’m writing at the end of what has been the first coke/diet coke free week of my adult life.  I’m torn between feeling embarrassed and proud of that to be honest, but the pride is the one that’s fighting its way to the fore.  A week without caffeine.  A week without Aspartame/Nutrasweet.  It’s […]

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Caffeine and Sweetener Withdrawal

Wow. This hurts. It’s now the fourth day since I stopped drinking fizzy drinks of any kind, and have drunk nothing but water.  This has been the first time in my adult life that I’ve gone without some form of sugary or sweetenery fizzy drink for as much as a day.  That sounds so terrible […]

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Anger and taking control

I got angry on Saturday night.  Really angry.  Anger isn’t a normal response for me – frustration and deflation are familiar responses, but anger doesn’t come out all that much.  But I really was angry.  And that anger was directed at myself. It was about 11:30pm, and I was sitting alone in my front room, […]