And now back to our regular programming….

Well, thankfully, it appears yesterday’s piss poor attitude was a fluke. I’m still sore today, but I’m not in a crappy mood!

I think part of my issue was caffeine. As in, I haven’t had any since Thursday. Nor have I had anything carbonated either. That’s right…

I have stopped drinking Diet Pepsi.


I know, I know. Impossible to believe. I’ve been drinking it since I was a kid. I can remember the 8 packs of glass bottles, and how if we were good, mom would let my brother, sister and I split one. It was always such a huge deal to us-whoever poured, the other got to choose. (And Carl was pretty much screwed either way.)

Well, I’m done. The plan was to cut down to 1 20 ounce bottle a day for a week. Then have one every other day. Then, in the third week, cut it out completely. Well, screw that! I’m going all in. And I haven’t had any tea either. Just good old water. Mariah bought me a pretty pink 28 ounce water bottle (with no straw so I can get used to that, too), so I know if I fill it up two and a half times, I’ve got my 64 ounces plus for the day. I just filled up for the third time today, and added some lemon to it. Unfortunately, I’ve peed 10 times so far, so at least that’s extra steps (to the bathroom!).

If I haven’t mentioned it before, my mother is a smart cookie! I was complaining to her about the “proteiny” taste and smell my shakes had, and she suggested drinking them over ice! Brilliant! But I took it one better, and put it in the freezer!  They go down sooo much easier when they’re super cold. The first one took me almost an hour drink, but now I can get one down in about 20 minutes. Major breakthrough.

I still haven’t been able to get much exercise, aside from my half hourly jaunts to the potty, but I’ve been doing some lifts so that I’m at least doing SOMETHING.  I’ve decided that when my budget allows, I’m going to get some resistance bands. I think they’ll be easier on my joints than anything else I can come up with at this point.

And I’m struggling over something. There is a part of me that WANTS to post my starting weight, as an incentive to lose. However, there is also a big part of me that is really apprehensive about it, because it’s a number that’s hard for me to look at, especially since I’m just getting started. I’m thinking I might wait until my first weigh-in and see how I did the first month, so I have weeks yet to think about it. If  I don’t do it now, I know I’m going to do it at some point. I NEED to see it, regardless of how bad it hurts to look at it.

Enjoy the rest of you Sunday. Be kind and love one another.

Linda ❤

PS – Special shout out to Angela – Thanks so much for the blender! I’m sorry Tori hasn’t picked it up yet, but she will! You rock!


6 thoughts on “And now back to our regular programming….

  1. The caffeine withdrawals will make you crazy! So will sugar! I stopped diet coke last summer. Best decision ever! Sugar was the last to go. It made me a little insane… But now, I don’t crave it at all. Keep it up! You’ll get there!!!❤️

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  2. You are more than welcome!
    Guess what…I have a green resistance band you can have… I got it awhile ago when I had therapy for my knee. Needless to I was supposed to keep using it…but I didn’t!

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  3. Don’t be afraid to post your weight. I was secretly struggling with the same thing (especially since I now weigh EVEN MORE than I did when I began this blog 2 years ago.) But suddenly I feel inspired to do it. I think that every time I see that number go down I’m going to feel even better and I’m going to be accountable to myself and to those who read about my journey. I would post it right now, but I have not yet been weighed by my doctor. My [unreliable] home scales say…omg…293. There, I said it. You can do it to. Love you!!!

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