Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Diary of a Diet Coke Addict.

Note: this blog entry is dedicated to Auburn Williams and Melissa Manuszak - my support system.

It was bad enough when Dave Ramsey made me kick my shopping addiction but this, this is so much worse than that. I’ve been feeding my caffiene addiction diet coke and chocolate for about 8 years now, and I’m sad to say that trying to get over this may be my worst breakup ever (sorry to all the guys I’ve dated for admitting this). I have, (sob), given up diet coke.

This is day two with no diet coke and probably the only 2 days since I was about 16 that I haven’t had a diet coke. It is in fact going to be the death of me so for all you crazies who are about to congradulate me and tell me I’m greatly reducing my chances of acquiring cancer – I’ve also greatly reduced my WILL TO LIVE! Oh yeah, I’m also cranky and aggitated and I have a migraine the size of Russia to go along with it. Bring on the fabulous.

Your probably wondering after that pitiful little rant, why? So after finding out I have IBS recently, I’ve been doing some research as to how better avoid days of being curled up in the fetal position with stomach pain. Turns out all the things I love, are IBS triggers. Oh yeah, it’s bad news friends. Chocolate? Diet coke? Foods with fat? I mean really, am I going to have to be the next Lindsay Lohan to avoid stomach aches? Ugh. If I gave up everything on the list theres a chance I really would be skinny for the first time ever. Gr.

I’m easing myself into the idea though by (violently) giving up diet coke. Which is life altering in a negative way. But what’s a girl to do? It was that or chocolate to start out with and well, I honestly don’t know which is worse. I’m trying to drink uncaffienated diet bev’s for now – like diet cherry 7-up. It’s not terrible but it’s certainly not the same.

2 days? Has it really only been 2 days? I’m never going to make it.

Rant over and out.



Melissa Manuszak said...

They need to create a support group for caffeine addicts. I'm currently addicted to root beer floats but that's more for the deliciousness factor......

Nancy Huhta said...

Is it just the carffeine, Becs? I gave up the caffeine part long ago and the diet/caffeine free Coke does it--something about the caramel flavor that other sodas miss.

Ebony Jewel said...

So as your friend who also gave up on sodas over 2 years ago, I congratulate you!! It will get easier!! I could seriously drink a 12 pack of coke zero in 1 day & one day I went to the doctor to complain that I still wasn't losing weight. His response was I bet if you cut out that soda (that has a foreign sugar which your body doesn't know how to digest so it's stored as fat) then not only will you lose weight, you'll maintain your weight easier. I said yeah yeah, but that next morning I also said alright I'm done. No more soda of any kind. That was in May of 2009...haven't had a soda since then. I stick to water and/or crystal light.

We'll talk about this 6 months from now at which time I suggest you have a sip of diet coke. It will be the worst tasting drink ever! I'm not kidding.

So mad props to you for axing diet coke all together!!