Today is day 50 since I've had any coke or chocolate. It was one of my 101 in 1001 goals to go without for three weeks. I think currently I'm aiming for two months without but part of me is wondering if 100 days would be an achievable goal. That would be a long term one though, I think short term two months and then ten weeks will be the goals. Short term goals on the way to long term ones are most achievable I think, and most satisfying.
For perspective I was drinking something like a litre of full fat coke everyday and eating a big bar (100g+) of something, usually galaxy. I was managing to lose weight by cutting it down and trying to have a day or two every week where I didn't have it. And trying to increase that. But it really wasn't working.
Because the truth of the matter is I was addicted to them both. Especially the coke. I would get bad headaches if I didn't have very much. Really bad. I suspect that has to do with the caffeine. Given that I drink neither tea or coffee that means I've now been caffeine free for 7 weeks. And surprisingly enough I didn't really have any headaches when I first came off of it. Which I've pretty much always had when I tried before and had put me off doing it a bit. I suppose that's part of doing it at the right time. There's definitely something to be said.for that.
And when I say no chocolate I don't just mean bars of chocolate. No hot chocolate, no chocolate biscuits, no chocolate cake, no chocolate chip muffins. If it has anything to do with chocolate it's had nothing to do with me.
If I worked this out right and I'm pretty sure I did, of the 17lb I have lost, 11lb of those have gone since I gave up coke and chocolate. Looks like I need to update my good things list!