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Day 3 Coca Cola free


It’s only early days but I’m sure I have the strength to do this 🙂

It’s been three long days. It’s like all my family are drinking Coke all day long…or am I just very much more alert to that soft fizz as the bottle opens.

At dinner last night I watched the beads of condensation build on the outside of the bottle . Then I was absorbed by the mesmerising dribble as a drop collected others on its trip to the bottom of the bottle. Small bubbles rose like floating helium balloons , weaving their way to the top of the glasses filled with this nectar. My glass was brim filled with a clear cold liquid known as water. I don’t need as many glasses of this as I did Coke. I do have a little headache ( probably missing the caffeine and sugar maybe).

Today was so hot. Perfect weather for an ice cold thirst quenching glass or 4 of Coke. I was tempted to just have a mouthful but instead I had a glass of iced water and some grapes. Then, I look over and there’s Ally swigging the last dribble from a bottle. A slice of watermelon and I coped ok. My family think I’m a bit angry…but I’m not , it’s just they aren’t being kind ha ha ha couldn’t be me…NOOOOOO !!

Dinner tonight was pizza. This would normally be accompanied by a few large glasses of that delicious beverage. But, there in my glass was water. Brian had two glasses of coke….yes lol I was counting.

Now it’s our regular Friday night watching TV consuming dips and chips washed down with at least 2 more glasses of coke for me. I’m foregoing the dips cause I’m not yet able to do it on water only. My treat was a Cadbury Favourites flake. Enjoyed it immensely and can still taste it in my mouth :)) Yes there is still some sugar in that chocolate 4g but a 600ml bottle of Coke has 65 g and on a Friday I’d drink conservatively a litre SCARY THOUGHT after this research !!

I know this will be a positive thing for me 🙂

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

4 thoughts on “Day 3 Coca Cola free

  1. Good for you! The first week is the hardest and you are nearly half way there! I see you have inherited the will power gene I seem to have missed out on 😉
    I was going to do a Coke Spider hotshot for my next blog but in deference to you, I will make it a creaming soda one instead!

  2. I’m telling myself I have that gene haha I want it bad enough. …it’s definitely harder having everyone around me drinking it I must admit. I love spiders and look forward to your ( now) creaming soda one in your blog

  3. Impressive work kiddo. Only 1 chocolate – that’s more amazing to me !!!!!!

  4. Chocolates are the easy bit. :)) It’s watching Brian wash down dips with coke that’s the hard bit. I’ve never been a passionate chocolate eater, which is good cause that’s one less addiction to control 🙂

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