Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Diet Coke is Evil….

Well, that’s really a given isn’t it. We all know this. Yet I have long succumbed to the unexplainable addiction to this thing we call Diet Coke (or Pepsi max, I’m not fussy) ;)

I have been really really good in the last couple of months since getting my soda stream. I’ll have a DC or a PM when we are out, and the occasional one at work, but other than that I am good. I get bubbles from the SS and caffeine from tea and the occasional DC/PM.

So why on earth did I choose to drink 3 x 600ml bottles of DC yesterday? What the hell was I thinking??????? I slept like crap last night, and this morning I have felt so ill. I am SO dehydrated. Riding to work was awful. I felt so sick that after just 3kms I wanted to go home. Luckily I was near a Deli so I went in and bought an ice cold water. A couple of mouthfuls and I instantly started to feel better. I needed cold water clearly.

By the time I got to work I had drunk half the water bottle and was starting to feel human again. Although I am still not feeling that great. But it is self-inflicted so I don’t get any sympathy from myself or anyone else. I should have known better. I DO know better. I guess I just needed a reminder.

The weird thing is, I think I used to feel like that quite a lot. Not every day, but often. I was just so used to it that I ignored it.

So today is a no-DC/PM day. So is tomorrow. If I need caffeine I can have a cup of tea. But I need to get this crap out of my system.

OK, whinge over.

Tonight I am going for a run. My butt muscle has been a bit tight for the last few days, so I am not going for a PB, but would like to do 2 x 10 minute runs. LOL – I just read that back. Here is me – Kylie – saying I “just” want to run for 20 minutes! Who is this person and what did she do with the real Kylie?????? LOL

This weekend is going to be great. Friday night we are catching up with Em in the city for a coffee and possibly some dinner. Then Ross & I are finally having Aprils Date Night and are going to the Rhino Room to see some stand up comedy. Saturday we have some errands in the morning then I am going to attempt to make my first ever pavlova from scratch. Sunday is my nephews birthday. And Monday (how I love public holidays) we are going to go on a bike ride along the beach. I can’t wait!



Emz said...

Oooh ouch :( :( That sucks hun, but I'm glad you're starting to feel better. I used to be able to drink a 2L bottle of Pepsi Max a day (and I did!!!!!) but now I usually can't finish a 600mL. I don't know what it is.. maybe more susceptible to the caffeine + artifical sweeteners as we get older?

Hahhaa, ONLY 20 minutes :P You go girl, you are a changed woman!! You are doing so amazingly well with the running, I'm so proud!!!

How is the Ovlov going?

Anonymous said...

Hubby and I were actually talking about how horrible Diet Coke is tonight at dinner. (While he drank it).

Jess @ THIR said...

Bubbles make me burp now :( makes me uncomfortable!!

And how awesome does it sound? "I'm just going for a run" or "Just going for a 60km ride" sounds BRILLIANT.
Better than the 30kg I used to carry ;)

Linda50 said...

I know it is evil - I am not prepared to give it away totally yet. However I do not drink anywhere near as much as I used to. Maybe one day I will.

Can't wait to see the Pav when you have finished it.