During the month of October I drank no coffee and no Diet Pepsi. If you know me, you’ll know that this is a BFD. It was occasionally very tough but here I sit on November 1st and feel altogether better for having done it. My energy levels do not spike up and down during the day; and although I miss the manic caffeine buzzes, I don’t miss the corresponding sluggishness.
Interestingly, my overall energy level has not appeared to have gone up. I expected more. Also, I have not lost any weight; I expected that the subtraction of a couple lattes a day would have resulted in *something*. I obviously am eating more, possibly to make up for less fluids or possibly to satisfy some oral fixation.
I’ve been thinking of what I could do in November that would be a good next step and have settled on not eating any sugar. Specifically:
- No soft drinks or juices with added sugar
- No pastries
- No candy
The real killer thing for me is going to be giving up Red Vines, which I absolutely love.
This step must have been fated, as I read a great post this morning by Marina Martin about committing oneself to 30 days of kicking ass in November with personal goals.
I’ll report back on December 1st.