My addiction began when I was twelve years old. When I lived at home with my parents, it was kept in check, but once I grew up and started living on my own, it ran rampant.
It replaced too many things in my life, including water, and even food at times. It encouraged me to consume too much junk, as crap eating was the perfect accompaniment. It kept me awake at night, and left me feeling ill, bloated, and crampy.
It wore away some of the enamel on my front teeth, creating a deep groove. And god only knows what it’s doing to my bones. Not to mention it’s becoming quite the expensive addiction. I’m paying quite a bit more than I should for something that is bad to me.
It’s time to say goodbye, Diet Pepsi.
You may laugh, but addiction to diet soda is no funny business. I can expect a few weeks of headaches and general crankiness, which is why I’m weaning myself off the crack gradually. I hope to keep myself to one can per day until my current 12-pack is done, and then that’s it: it’s over.
Problem is, I really don’t know what to replace it with. I know I should drink a lot more water in general, but it’s so boring I can’t see drinking it all the time. Sugary drinks like juice and ice-tea can’t replace my habit, or I’ll have another issue. Milk is okay, but it’s not exactly thirst-quenching on a hot day, which can also be said for regular tea. I’m sure I’ll have my share of Crystal Light and the like, but I want to curb my aspartame consumption…I want to make sure that if I give up my beloved Diet Pepsi, it really will benefit my body.
I used to think I wouldn’t stop drinking Diet Pepsi until a doctor ordered me to. But it’s kind of scary to think I knew that day would come. Why not stop now?
Have you ever kicked a soft drink or caffeine addiction? How did you do it? Or are you still addicted? Any thought of giving it up?
Wish me luck! This is gonna be hard!