D-Day Fast Approaches…

D-day? Deserting diet coke day; yes it’s time to Stop Talking and Start Doing.

I’ve nursed an addiction to diet coke for almost 20 years, spending – well, without having ever added it up I imagine I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that I probably could pay for my wedding two times over with the money I have spent financing the Coke corporation.

For shame!

Is diet coke more addictive than other fizzy drinks? Again, without basing this on any kind of scientific study, a lot of the forums I have seen mention diet coke a lot. My two litre a day habit doesn’t seem abnormal or excessive on these discussion boards. (MsMorphosis is particularly good.)

There are plenty of interesting theories around about addiction and the exercise of free will – in other words, we imagine the physical hold addiction has on us and invent all kinds of powers for the substance that we abuse.

I have given up diet coke numerous times in the past and it’s always been a lot less traumatic than I imagined. I just have to work out what it is I’m trying to incorrectly replace diet coke with. When you use anything incorrectly in this way (for example, if you eat when you’re miserable) it ain’t going to work.

So, theories for success. Firstly, I’m going to give my fiance the money I would have spent on diet coke. This will add up to roughly £25 a week. Our wedding is 36 weeks away, so that would add up to… NO, flippin’ heck £900. Have I calculated that correctly? I have, so a pair of fabulous shoes then.

Secondly, I’m on holiday next week. Not being office-bound will probably make the whole exercise a lot easier. Thirdly, I’m going to try Emotional Freedom Technique. Whatever else it does, tapping through the sequence is pretty relaxing.

And finally, as getting rid of caffeine, chemicals and corrosive sweeteners shall surely have skin benefits so I ought to treat myself to some skincare* to make the most of this absence!

To finish, I like to say thanks to those who have liked my posts. So, a talented lady called Rona Black has been reading my posts. Rona is a very clever photographer. As is perfectly obvious from the pictures I upload, a talent for composition, framing a shot – hell, getting it in focus even – is NOT something I possess. Go check her out…

*To be honest, it doesn’t take much for me to think I deserve to buy skincare. So, treating myself to the Revitalift Laser Renew cream from L’Oreal…