Wednesday, February 6, 2008

P.S: D.C.

If you know me, you know this is HUGE. I drank no Diet Coke (not even a sip) for about ten days, starting about two weeks ago. I did have a headache for the first few days, but that may have been due to other factors (in this particular instance there are many possible causes of that headache). I am *extremely* tired, but that could also be for other reasons, aside from the lack of caffeine.

The interesting part is this, and it's something I expected: after ten days, I did drink a Diet Coke and... I didn't really like it.

I mean, I expected that if I had none for long enough, I'd lose my taste for it. I just didn't know it would happen so fast.

Of course, like in all good-habits-vs.-bad-habits, I could get the taste for it *back* in a much shorter amount of time.

[The basic content of the aforementioned "other reasons" is this: a) it's winter b) I have a cold c) I haven't been sleeping enough and d) in the past two weeks I've eaten almost no animal products at all, including meat, fish, dairy, and eggs. This is a HUGE change in my diet that one assumes it would take some time for my body to adjust to.]


alexis said...

What the hell happened over there since I left?!?!?!?!?!?!? So many changes!!!!!! But... I think congratulations are in order, particularly for what I assume is the outcome of factor (d) :)

Does this mean we have to change all the Diet Coke references in the Pants books?

The Trouble With Roy said...

Congratulations -- but in my book, that leaves very little left to eat. Do you still eat fried things ending in "-ito?" I could never give those up.

Cary said...

erica that is one of the most impressive things i've ever heard. i would buy you a diet coke to celebrate... but for some reason that doesn't seem right. you've given hope to us all

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