diet coke sunday: a smashing success!

yesterday was such a fun day!

as soon as i woke up in the morning, i thought, “it’s diet coke day!!!” and i hopped right out of bed.

since i had two diet cokes planned for the day, i had decided to enjoy one in the morning at the store, and one in the afternoon when i got home from work.

the MORNING diet coke:

oooo, the anticipation!…

9 a.m. - diet coke and yesterday's paper while the run club people were out running and the store was quiet.

9 a.m. – all set! diet coke and yesterday’s paper while the run club people were out running and the store was quiet.

pre-first sip - how are my taste buds going to react??!

i am excited!! pre-first sip – how are my taste buds going to react??!

a re-enactment...

a re-enactment…

pure. bliss.

pure. bliss.

let me tell you, that pop was deeeee-licious. the divine taste exceeded my memory. i savoured each sip of that bottle. except!…i had forgotten how diet coke makes me feel C-O-L-D! i had to follow up with a decaf coffee to warm up again!

the AFTER NOON diet coke:

i worked until noon then rushed home to drink:

one of my favourite past-times from days of yore: knitting, diet coke and blog reading.

one of my favourite past-times from days of yore: knitting, diet coke and blog reading (that is a fake knitting project – xmas secrets, you know!).

all gone! too bad, so sad!

all gone! too bad, so sad!

…but it sure was fun while it lasted!

three reflective thoughts:

1) as previously discussed, mom swears that my eyeballs are whiter when i don’t drink diet coke. let’s compare:

file photo: december 9, 2011...

file photo: december 9, 2011…

december 9, 2012

december 9, 2012


i don know that i feel better in a multitude of ways, not being a slave to diet coke. it’s the best thing for me!

2) the build-up to, and anticipation of, diet coke day, esp this past week, was almost more fun than the actual drinking part: you know how when you plan a wedding or other big affair, it seems like the BIG DAY is so far off in the future, then – BAM! – all of a sudden, it’s THE DAY? that is how diet coke day felt. and now it is over, boo hoo!

3) here is my plan for the future: no more pop in 2012 (except maybe for diet root beer as part of our family christmas, that is tradition). THEN, starting in 2013, i can have a diet coke if i am out to lunch [not dinner as i avoid caffeine past early-aft or i cannot sleep] for pizza or a burger or some sort of fast food AND if it is a social setting (aka i am not out by myself). something like a harvey’s lunch with dad just screams for a diet coke accompaniment as part of the fun!

later, i wrapped presents and listened to christmas music…for a couple of hours!

i always gather the gifts in this corner!

i always gather the gifts in this corner!

to end the very fun sunday, last eve, we had our staffS holiday keg party. it was such a good time. i stuck to h2o, beverage-wise!

in conclusion, diet coke day was a very good thing: i thoroughly enjoyed my two bottles AND i do not feel addicted AND i am going to stick with drinking coffee and water as my go-to beverages of choice. i am happy with my decisions!


backtracking to saturday, mom and i had such fun at stitch n kitsch! we arrived just after 4 pm (the show was on til 6 pm) and we missed the mad rush of earlier in the day so we were able to wander around comfortably in crowd-free conditions.

i came home with the cutest ring ever…

it's a vintage-y "little kittens have lost their mittens" ring! adorable!

it’s a vintage-y “little kittens have lost their mittens” ring! adorable!

…as well as the green “christmas tree” earrings that you see in all of the diet coke photos, above. the purchase was funny because as soon as i spied the earrings, i exclaimed to mom, “those look like christmas trees!” and the artisan responded with, “i guess they do…i never thought of that…” (?!). so, these earrings will be getting lots of ear-time over the holidays, and i will continue to wear them year-round as they don’t necessarily HAVE to be christmas earrings!

have a great day! 13 (excluding today) more shopping days til christmas!

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  • Johanna B  On December 21, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I don’t even remember for how long I gave up the Diet Coke obsession but then I tried one and it just didn’t taste the same. I drink them occasionally now but have no rules regarding their consumption. I still put out my DC ornaments this year. Christmas and DC just go together for me.

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

      so glad you are keeping up the DC decorating-for-xmas tradition, johanna! that is fun! update: since diet coke sunday, the thought of a pop is very distasteful…i even told mom i do not want diet root beer (tradition) for our family xmas…wow! glad you can enjoy one once in a while now, but don’t feel the *need* for one!

  • torontorunner  On December 12, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Good luck with the rest of your diet coke goals. I had a coke zero filled few days. I WILL be making some goals for 2013 to try and break through this addiction though. ahhh!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 12, 2012 at 6:05 am

      thanks! i know you are a dc fan, too…and coke zero – wow, i completely forgot about it! it rivals diet coke in terms of great taste! i will look forward to seeing your 2013 goals!

  • Lisa  On December 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    This is such a fun post! I love experiments like this—and I’m interested in your findings too. I have found this phenomenon with things I used to eat in abundance… and there is something good about keeping certain things in the “treat” category!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      lisa, thank you for not freaking out about the diet coke! i actually am really happy because yesterday and today, when i think of dc, i am like “blech!” i honestly have no desire for one! i will stick with coffee…something i know you enjoy, too! btw, i wish i was in cali- i am freezing up here!!!

  • Zo  On December 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    That ring is just fabulous!
    Congratulations on making it to diet coke day and it’s good you enjoyed the diet coke (although I thought it was funny how you needed coffee afterwards..).
    It’s interesting about your eyes being less red…so you’ll see how they are after adding the coke back in..but I like how you’re trying to add the diet coke back into your life in a way you think will work for yo!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      thanks, zo! you would love the ring!! the kitties are super cute (and just my style of kitten!). i plan to only have diet cokes very very rarely, in 2013! the cool thing is that i had zero desire for a pop today – yea! and yes, i now realize that coffee warms me up (which i like) while dc makes me cold – not good in winter!

  • The Orchard  On December 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I loved reading about your diet Coke day!

    Love your ring and earrings! I didn’t make it out to Stitch n Kitsch this year. Too bad! 😦

    Glad that you got to go!

    Thanks for the lovely card, BTW! 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

      thanks, tricia! i was wondering if you would make it to the show…we thought there were a few less vendors?? the spring one is april 27th, btw!

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits  On December 10, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Looks like you had a blast with your diet coke! I had two yesterday too, even though I usually only have one. I’m glad your project did what you wanted!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 10, 2012 at 8:46 am

      right on!! glad you doubled-up on the dc yesterday to match me, stacie!! that is fun!! yup – no dc craving this morning…so i am in the clear!

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count  On December 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Looks to me like you’re having way to much fun for only drinking Diet Coke!! 😉 What a fun day. Love the earrings. Glad you and Mom had fun at the craft show without too many crowds…good idea to go later in the day. Please don’t tell me how many days until Christmas…I’ll faint!! Have a great day, Cathy!!

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

      fran, it was a super fun sunday! yes, i sure had fun drinking that diet coke…good thing it was nothing stronger!! i hope you had luck with your card-writing yesterday??! if not, there is always today!

  • Ele  On December 10, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Sweetie, your posts always ake me smile! You get way too much fun out of your diet Coke…but I do remember the old days in nursing school when all I ate was Coke and Reese’s peanut butter cups!….and, listen to your Mom! Mom’s know everything! (even if they have to make it up)

    • 1970kikiproject  On December 10, 2012 at 6:29 am

      ele, my mom is going to love your comment! while i had a lot of fun with diet coke sunday, i realized the diet coke days are a bygone era…and i am not going back! coke + reese’s…ok, that would be the ultimate sugar rush!!

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