Thursday, December 11, 2008

Feeling quite proud of myself

We had a doozie of a night last night. Ada was up from about 2-5 am, which was fabulous for Scott since his alarm was set for about 5 am, I think. I don't know if he was able to sleep through much of her crying. I tried not to bother him because I thought that surely Ada would sleep in after being up in the middle of the night. She slept in a bit. We woke up at 8 am, but I am feeling the lack of sleep. Surely to goodness I can blame this on her teeth, right? I stuck my hand in her mouth to see if I could feel anything trying to pop through, but I couldn't really tell. Ada, for some reason, thought it was hilarious that I was sticking my hand in her mouth, and she wanted to continue "the game." So...add it up, no sleep + a very fussy, clingy toddler= a mom desperate for diet coke. Here is why you need to be proud of me.

It is noon, on the day after that awful night, and I have yet to pop open a diet coke!! I am so proud of myself, and it gives me hope that this addict can quit. I plan to make one diet coke a day one of my new year's resolutions, but I am trying to get a head start. I truly am aware of how bad it is for me, and I want to quit. It's just so stinkin' hard. I am going to quit keeping it in the fridge, so that I have to actually leave the house and spend money if I want one. I am trying to keep a pitcher of crystal light in the fridge along with very cold bottles of water. It's helping. Some. My addiction started because diet coke was my treat in the afternoons while I was dieting in college. And I need it to return to its status of treat. A diet coke multiple times a day does not equal a treat. A wonderfully refreshing fountain diet coke once in the afternoon does equal treat. I need to straighten that out.

Anyway...that's our day. A bit harrowing, but there is reason to be hopeful.


Bethany said...

Sorry to read about your day yesterday. I remember when Caroline's teeth were coming in and I just wanted to pull my own teeth out! Rough times! Glad Arby's came to the rescue. Also, I understand about the diet coke/soda issue. I decided to give them up in high school for a new year's resolution. It's actually the only resolution that I have ever kept. It will get better and you will be super proud of yourself! :)

To answer your question about where do I get all my coupons, I print them out online from the websites on my sidebar on my bog. I also collect the free newspapers that are delivered in my neighborhood on Thursdays. Read my blog entry for a funny story. I also buy the paper on Sunday mornings (I get the early edition and the regular edition at a discounted price).

Allyson said...

Sorry you had a tough day! At least I am not the only one whose children who I feel are too old to still be waking up at night are in fact waking up at night... ugh.
Know the feeling
Congrats on the diet coke... My vice is diet dr pepper