On Tuesday night, I decided that NOW is the time to cut aspartame from my diet. I know that aspartame is bad for you. I know that it's got no redeeming qualities, and there's no reason why I should include it in my diet. Except. It comes in diet coke, and I me some love diet coke.
I thought of switching from diet coke to regular coke, but I don't like it. I could probably become accustomed to it, the way I grew to like skim milk instead of 2%, but there's no real benefit to regular coke either. And, it has 16tsp of sugar in each can. I don't need that much sugar.
So, not being a coffee or tea drinker, it seems that I have suddenly cut caffeine from my diet. Cold Turkey. Now. Today is day three, and it hasn't been easy. Headaches, the shakes and crankiness... it's all there.
I was hoping that the withdrawal would only last a week, but a kindly coworker told me that two weeks is probably more accurate. Great. ... But it's still gotta be done. In the meantime,though, it seems as though everybody in the collective world has joined together and decided that now is the time to Piss Me Off.
I wish they'd stop that.
...Somebody hand me a diet coke.
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