Got your attention! Okay so I don’t have a alcohol drinking problem but I do have a form of a drinking problem. Sodas. Nothing relaxes me more than to pop a top on a Diet Coke. Nothing taste better in the morning than to open one up, and take it to the shower. Yes, I have a Diet Coke in the shower. At least it won’t burn me. Have you ever heard of anyone suing McDonald’s because they spilled their soda on them resulting in 3 degree burns? Me neither. Let me be clear how much of a problem this problem is. Let me count the ways.
1. first thing in the morning as I’m getting into the shower
1. when I get to work
1. around 10ish
1. for dinner
maybe 1. before bed.
Total 7 (8 some days)
8!! I’m ashamed. Some days it’s less and some days it’s more. But it’s still about 7 too many. However, I do have an addictive personality so to say i’m just going to drink one a day is well, not good. I tried quitting once before and did really well until I went to my mother-in-laws house. Everybody was popping tops left and right. Really it was like taking Lindsay Lohan to a bar and leaving her there for the weekend! So, here I am again. I’m sure theres nothing good about it. Nothing against the Coca Cola Corporation but when I’m craving Diet Coke and wishing the can was the size of a Colt 45 then something is wrong! So I’m doing it again. I’m quitting. How? I plan on reducing my consumption 25% the first week, 50% the second week, 75% the third week and goodbye Diet Coke forth week! Also to make drinking water more of habit I’ve adopted new friends. Meet, Brita and her pal Sippy!
I love Smart Water! It has a very distinctive taste that I love but I have to admit. It’s not very earth friendly. Neither are my cans of Diet Coke but I did just recently start recycling them! So starting February 1 the program begins! In addition to breaking my addiction problem I will also start the process of launching my diet. I also have a couple of other items that I hope to start adding to my blog starting February 1. So much to do! Exciting and overwhelming. I truly think however that in order to do all that I really want to, it’s all about the accountability. You have to admit when someone is watching you, you do a lot better than when the door is closed and blinds are drawn. I’m not an exception to this. Eating wise I do great during the day. As soon as I get home nothing is safe. Anyways, my point is, I will be reporting TRUTHFULLY the amount of Diet Cokes I drink and the quantity. Sure I could lie, but what good is that doing me? So excuse as I go close the blinds and finish off my beverage for the evening! Cheers!