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Friday, August 1, 2014

CONFESSION: I HAVE A PROBLEM.



Dear Family, Friends, Acquaintances, & People I Don't Know,

I have a confession.

I started drinking diet soda again. It happened this summer. One here. Two there. Grab a bottle for a road trip. Drink some on vacation. (Hey, it's vacation!) Start keeping 2 liter bottles in the fridge...

It's no longer a once in a very long while thing. It's a once every other day thing.

On July 30th, shit hit the fan. I bought a 2 liter of Diet Coke at Aldi's. I put in my fridge around 2:00 pm. By 11:00 pm, it was nearly gone.

Oops.

That almost 2 liter of Diet Coke day was supposed to be my last hurrah... Until the next day when I finished the bottle. YOU SEE? I CAN'T HAVE IT IN THE HOUSE.

I have no excuse for this behavior. After giving up fake sugary drinks last June, I managed to go the entire summer without any, except for a small mistake in Atlantic City. Once I made it through the summer, I had a diet drink once in a blue moon. Less than once a month. So my point is, I have given it up before. I have functioned for a year or so without giving in to temptation save for a couple times. And I'm okay with that. Diet soda once in a blue moon is not going to kill me.

But this summer I have relapsed. I am back to square one. I need to give it up completely. There is no reason I need to be drinking this much diet soda or any diet soda at all. I would rather put real sugar into my body than fake sugar.

But this is it. No more fake sugary drinks. I'm going cold turkey!

Wish me luck!

Do you drink diet drinks? Why or why not?

20 comments:

  1. I hear ya, Meg. In 2012 I gave up soda cold turkey. It was tough but I did it. I went almost an entire year without one. Then it would be one on the weekend if we went out and I wasn't ordering a cocktail. Like my special treat for the day. This past year, it has become "well, when I go to the store, I will grab one. After all, I deserve it because I am grocery shopping and it is my reward". Then I started getting one the days I work in the office (M, W) because "I am here so I may as well treat myself". This has translated to 3-4 per week. Not horrible but not where I want to be. I will join you in giving it up again! We can do this!!

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    1. Yay!!! We can stick together. I promise I'm doing it for good this time! Until I relapse again at least haha. But hopefully that will be at least another year. ;)

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  2. You can do it!! Its hard, but worth the effort!

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  3. You can do it! I believe in you!

    I cut it out a few years ago and now when I have a glass or bottle it gives me such crazy burps lol

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    1. lol thanks Kristina! Soda gives me huge burps too! And I am one to let them rip if I'm alone or only Paul is around. :)

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  4. Woohoo! Get rid of that nasty stuff! It is crazy addictive! After a couple of days you won't want it at all :)

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  5. You can totally do it! I had to kick the habit in University. I was up to 4 cans of Pepsi a day and it literally started to eat away at the lining of my stomach. So on the advice of my doc, I quit. Cold turkey. If I have a random sip here and there it feels like my throat is on fire, plus I get the hiccups...lol.

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    1. I am so glad you kicked it! See when I have I sip I am like.... "Ooh sweet nectar!!!!!"

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  6. I feel your pain. There is nothing I like better on a hot day then a diet coke after beach volleyball. Oh the burn….! :) It's easy then to get back into the habit. I'm sorry, but water just doesn't always cut it for me and I need something fizzy. I love kombucha and it's a healthy alternative, but it's also expensive as hell! I don't have a very good solution, but I wanted to know you're not alone! :)

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    1. CYes, you describe the craving so accurately- hot, just exerted yourself, enter.... SODA! I think it is because our bodies crave sugar after we workout intensely so we'd be better off just drinking some milk, juice, or gatorade!

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  7. Good luck to you! I don't drink colas but on a very rare occasion when my husband buys one and I take a sip, that's all.

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    1. Paul bought a Pepsi Max today and I reeeaaaaallly wanted one. I am drinking a margarita instead. Glad I am not giving up alcohol!

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  8. Soda can be like a black hole to me! If I have some, I want more! Luckily I draw the line and buying it for home because it's too pricey.

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    1. A black hole is the perfect way to describe it. The less I have it, the less I want it. The more I have it, the mooooooore I want it!

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  9. oh the black hole of diet soda....it was easy enough to cut out but once I had another sip.....it was crazy, I had one again the next day and so forth until I had to cut the cords again. The fact that you guys in America have the NICEST diet soda flavours too!

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    1. America: The land of an abundance of all things unhealthy.

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  10. Ohhh, that's my vice. I never have it at home, but when I go out a diet fountain drink is all i want. That's how I tapered my self. I juts decided never ever at home just when we eat out. Th problem for me began when I started stopping every morning on my way to work and getting a large diet something...I know it's bad but I love it. I am always fighting to keep to a minimum during the week.

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