Thursday Notes

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Happy Thursday.

This weekend is the Lakeland Artisan Fair in Lakeland, FL. Come by and say hi if you're in the area. It looks like a great little event with music and handcrafts.

Last week I sewed non-stop for the rodeo event, this week I've taken it easy and made a few bows and bow ties. Hopefully that won't bite me in the rear later ... I have visions of getting to the show this weekend and being completely unprepared. But relaxed. All's well.

I've decided to give up Diet Coke. No biggie, right? Except that it's all I drink. I don't like anything else. At all. Not even a little bit. I started drinking Diet Coke when I was about 16 and never looked back. That was a very long time ago.

Week 1 I cut my consumption of the stuff in half. Easy peasy. Really, I started drinking hot water with lemon in the morning and ice water throughout the day and it's not as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, it's ok. I'm now in Week 2 and was almost done with it completely when a few days of really bad headaches hit and I caved. The funny thing, though, was that the headaches made me mad. Mad at the Diet Coke. Mad enough to be happy to be giving it up.

So far I'm not feeling great and happy for giving it up, but I know even if I feel the same now in the long run it's a very wise move.

Have you ever broken a tough habit? How did you do it and how did it go?

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  1. Hey Jodi,
    I moved from Lakeland last year to to the Jacksonville area. I also am a homeschool mom of 6 and a blogger/sewer. I have been a diet coke addict for years. I lost 40 lbs last year and have kept most of it off. I didn't cut out diet coke completely but I now drink a lot of water and I will drink one or two fountain diet cokes in a day. That's the way I prefer them. Now, I treat the diet coke as a reward after I have had all my water. I keep a refillable cup with a straw full of water and I find it helps. Best of luck in cutting it out. You can do it!

  2. I have given up diet coke for months at a time and then I give in and drink it again. This time, I am trying to only have diet coke once or twice (occasionally three days) a week. I miss it, though. Good luck!