Today marks my 75th day without a Coke. For most people, I’d imagine this isn’t a giant accomplishment. But for me, a guy who can’t resist the urge to lock lips with that red can, it’s a momentous occasion.
My Coke habit, at its peak, involved downing about 3 or 4 cans of the stuff every day. Since going cold turkey 75 days ago, I’ve also started running a about 15 miles a week (find me on RunKeeper!). I’ve lost about 17 pounds since this health kick started.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep it up, but I’ve found that declaring these things publicly helps me stay accountable to myself. I can’t imagine a life without Coke, so hopefully I hit a stride where I can drink the stuff on occasion just like a normal person.
It’s amazing what you can do once you muster up a little will power. I’m not yet sure where this motivation to stay healthy has come from, but I’m also a little scared to question it. Let’s see how long I can ride this one out…