Close call today – I went to the vending machine here at the office intending to by a regular Coke. By sheer force of habit I pushed the Diet Coke button and didn’t even notice it. Fortunately, I only got about four steps away before it hit me. Luckily I was able to pass it off to a coworker who will have it later.
I consumed another regular, sugary sweet Coke. I don’t think that’s going to last long; it’s just not the same. On Monday I will remove another layer of temptation in that I won’t be in the vicinity of the vending machines every morning. You see, myself and a few other coworkers venture to the ground floor cafeteria here every morning around 9:15. Starting Monday, I won’t be going anymore. It was a nice little distraction to start off my workday, but I paid the price. Not just in aspartame, but in extra calories. Often I would succumb to temptation to get a bag of chips or a muffin.
Crimes of opportunity I suppose. It was there, it looked good and I grabbed it. Those muffins had to be at least 300-400 calories apiece. Yikes.
The weekend looks promising; fewer temptations and two more days away from caffeine. Next week will hopefully be the real turning point. I still have cravings, but they are waning.