Hiking, Life, Scrapbooking

I have a confession to make…

…JK’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, so we had a little party at our house. In honor of said party (and of any patrons craving rum and cokes or simply something non-alcoholic yet nice and bubbly), we purchased a couple bottles of soda (aka Devil’s Juice (Devil’s Urine if you will)). Some of you might remember my hellish detox from Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi in January and think I should have learned my lesson, but alas – the day after the party, I drank a glass and ohmygod it was so good. Cold, bubbly, fantastic. And I couldn’t stop. I kept buying more and more until I was drinking it morning, noon and night again, and immediately I was back to having insane 5-day migraines, not falling asleep until 5am and generally losing the will to live.

Diet soda is my heroin. Seriously.

On Friday I decided to pour out the rest of my stash and quit cold turkey. Again. And it was just as hard this time around. If any of you EVER see me longingly gazing at a bottle of soda, please smack me upside the head.

The only hiking we did during my weeks on the juice was a short trip to Rattlesnake Ledge (falling asleep after 5am generally makes it hard to get up early to hike anywhere farther away than North Bend) – we’ve been there before but the views are good and it’s a good workout for lardy folks like me. Methinks I have to up my trips to the gym over the next few weeks to get ready for our 10-mile hike out of a canyon in Arizona.

Postcards from the Ledge

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  • Reply Joscelyne (Joscie) Cutchens April 1, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Yikes, no diet soda?! I would lose my mind. what about coffee?
    love this layout :) and I am afraid of snakes!

  • Reply Anette S April 1, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Jeg er enig! Brus er evil! I påsken drakk jeg masse og jeg har fortsatt så vilt sug etter det! Ikke bra! Jeg må si jeg beundrer viljestyrken din, Ingunn! At du klarte å slutte å drikke brus igjen og at du trener så bra for å nå målet ditt om lange slitsomme turer!

  • Reply Wendy Bretz April 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    it’s amazing how pop does that to you doesn’t it!
    I know how you feel!
    I love my pepsi :(
    bad bad wendy
    LOVE the layout too!
    you are always an inspiration!

  • Reply Diane H April 1, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I have been visiting your blog since seeing you on the CK site. I really love your pages.
    Can you tell me what size the large phtot is on this layout?

  • Reply christina April 1, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    great lo!!! I’m sorry about the diet soda, I couldn’t survive without mine on workday afternoons. must must must must have it!

  • Reply Elizabeth April 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Hope you are doing great!! Love the LO!

  • Reply ania April 2, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Doh! Gosjes da, *comfort* Heheeeee digger tittelen din på LO’en her forresten *fnis* *svak for sånne tweakede sitater*

  • Reply Maya April 2, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Så nydelig en side….alltid like fasinert av de fantastiske bildene.

  • Reply Martha April 5, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Get addicted to water….it’s FREE and so much better for you!

  • Reply aimee April 11, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    i loved your talk about the diet soda… cracking me up. it is hard to quit…

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