Monday, August 26, 2013

An Addiction

I'm addicted.  I'm addicted to soda and have been for a while.  At work, we have a soda fountain that is free for all employees meaning I have unlimited access to my drug of choice.  As a working mom with a baby who doesn't sleep through the night, that glass of caffeine each day was a blessing and a way to get through the hours and stay awake.  But it is not healthy for me (or for baby after I did some research) and it is time for me to stop.  Cold turkey.  No more soda for me.

Part of me is very sad about this.  I seriously love the stuff and wish so badly that it was a magical drink that did your body good.  But alas, it is terrible for me (both diet and non-diet) and I know this.

The rest of me is proud I finally have the strength to make this decision and put my health first.  I will be better off both mentally and physically for making this choice.  While some people might think this is a simple choice and it's stupid that it should even be hard for me, others will understand the addicting side of soda and relate.  It's a bit bizarre to associate so much happiness with a beverage, but that's what I've done and need to move forward from now.

Today's Weigh-in: 162.2

And a photo of me with my little boy since I haven't posted one yet:

I sure love this little boy!

3 comments:

  1. I've never commented on your blog but this hit a cord with me. I too am a coke addict (the beverage!) and decided this morning to go cold turkey. My husband has been on a diet and only weighs 5 pounds more than me. Something's gotta go! Good luck to both of us!

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  2. You go, girl. Ditching regular and diet soda will improve your life AND the life of your son. He will model after you so getting a handle on your addiction will keep both of you well.

    Keep up the good habits. I went cold turkey from diet coke anot 14 months ago. I use the extra $ from the soda to buy fresh veggies, fruit, and ground bison for my meals. And I have more $$ to spend on vacations with my daughter because I'm sick less often. Win-win

    Let us know how you are doing. Cheering you on....

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  3. Congratulations on making the decision to give up soda.
    It's a habit/Addition that's really unhealthy.

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