I'm a Pepsi girl. I don't like Coke. I don't like 7-Up, or orange, or grape. And don't even get me started on Diet anything. I'm a Pepsi purist.
When I started this journey 7 weeks ago, I intended to drink only one Pepsi a week. I had one one New Year's Eve (well, I had several on New Year's Eve!) I was fine for a couple of days, but on the 3rd, I had a terrible headache. At first I didn't associate it with the caffeine. When I did, I made the decision to amend my goal. I knew that it would be easy to get sidetracked while fighting the caffeine withdrawals. So I chose to have one Pepsi a day (a 12 ounce can). But I knew that was a short term fix. I need to get off the Pepsi. I was drinking way too many calories. (Not as many as I had been, but still too many).
On Wednesday (February 13th) I had my last Pepsi. I am now 4 full days past. I had a headache on Friday and Saturday, but it wasn't too unbearable. Today I've got a bit of a dull ache. But I'm okay. The physical addiction has been broken.
I still have a ways to go on the emotional addiction. But I will get there.
My initial goal is to go at least until Easter without drinking Pepsi. I'm not Catholic, and I don't usually give up something for Lent (and I started 2 days later), but I figured it was a reasonable goal.
What has been the hardest for you to give up?