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A Coke And A Smile

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Marisa46

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One key stroke and I lost everything I wrote! I forgot to save as I was typing. Oh well, I was just explaining how I realize that today I may be drinking my last coca-cola forever. I only drink cokes when things rub me the wrong way at work (it's the equivalent of the old 3 martini lunch for me)

 

Fortunately, this doesn't happen often. I haven't had a coke since January. Now, unless I'm going to start going through a rough patch at work I may (cross my fingers) be sleeved by my next bad day! Coke is going to be out of the question. Nursing my problems with food and drink are a thing of the past. I have to figure out satisfying ways that comfort me but that do not involve food.

 

I've done a lot of work on why I eat and recognizing how I sabotage myself but I've never been able to substitute walks, lipsticks, etc for food. Things change and I am designating this drink as my last coke no matter what. Once I have my date, I will follow every damn rule I'm given and that means no carbonation. So I might as well start now, I know I wont be perfect but I'm going to try.

 

So, I raise my can to say goodbye to Coca-Cola, we had a good run! Maybe I'll suck on a lemon next time I'm mad with the world like I did when I was a kid...

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Awesome!!! Congratulations!!! I made the VERY same decison a week ago Satururday and I'm a long time Coke addict. Coke has made me smile so many times, but dropping those pounds is going to make me smile even more.

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I'm with you there. I have been a coke addict forever! Several years ago switched from Coke to Coke Zero to lose weight (didn't work). Went cold turkey 11 days ago. Hope to have the surgery soon, so I can smile about the pounds, and maybe forget the longing for the fizzy little bubbles.

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I live on tea now, that is about all I drink. For the past 3 months, all I have had is about 4 glasses of water, and the rest is either tea, cold or hot, and SOBE water. I was a two liter a day diet coke. I thought, I would never make it with out my diet and cigs, but 5 months out and I'm still alive, and so happy. You will be two

start weight 260

weight now 195 -65

40 to goal

surgery 12/12/11

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I'm just going to imagine myself trying on beautiful clothes in stores that I could never shop in now! Much better than a coke!

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tell me about it...I said goodbye to coke 12 days ago...and I thought I was going to go crazy..but I havent yet ..lol

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I feel the same way - I love, love, love my Diet Dr. Pepper, but I've had a million of them; enough to last me 4-ever. I've been meaning to quit them for years now. I'm not saying that it is not going to be tough, but I'm ready, as of 06/05/12!

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I too love diet coke or any other carbonated diet drink. I quit cold turkey 3 yrs ago when I had a lapband and it was not bad. I didn't really have alot of withdrawal, but I did miss them. When my band slipped and all fluid was removed, the one bright spot was no need not to drink the sodas. Believe me I have been enjoying them to the fullest. I will say good bye gladly and trade them for my sleeve when the time comes. Good luck Marisa

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