Monday, November 10, 2008

It is a real addiction

In the spirit of full disclosure: I recognized my addiction to carbonated drinks some time ago, particularly Dr. Pepper and had quit cold turkey seven days ago. I know it is not good for me and it is a significant factor in my battle to lose weight. I had half of a two liter bottle of DP left and hoped, when I twisted the cap today that it would be dead. Nope. There was the "skoosh" sound of active carbonation. Oh, joy! Forget the appropriate set up with a glass and ice. I swigged it hot from the bottle like a woman possessed. I might as well have been crouched behind some dumpster with a brown paper bag wrapped around my vice, so great was my desire. I immediately was ashamed but once the day was ruined, I hit the bottle a few more times. Since this actually happened on Sunday, I will start the count over on Monday.

I should go into the kitchen and pour the remaining ..... okay. It is done. I poured the rest down the sink. Wish I felt better about it but I don't. Now, if I can just get past Sonic tomorrow on my way to work.


I missed the welcome from Blogger to all of us that journaled on AOL. If you missed it too, check it out. http://buzz.blogger.com/2008/10/welcome-aol-journals-users.html

I think this was a very classy thing to do.

6 comments:

Rose said...

Hope you do well with stopping the addiction to Dr. Pepper.

Hugs, Rose

Karen said...

thanks for the alert to the blogger welcome.

Leigh said...

The carbonation and I don't get along at all, so I don't drink much soda.
I popped over to the welcome from Blogger and got lost for 40 minutes, clicking on different things, it's pretty cool.
:)Leigh

a corgi said...

LOL; I hear you with carbonation; I'm battling Diet Pepsi over here; its diet at least, but I don't need to spend the money, water would be just as fine and quenching

good luck!

betty

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Love the brown bag analogy.

Thanks for the connect, I made an entry with a credit to you :o)

Nancy said...

Ha ha, thats funny. I loved Dr Pepper, then diet dr pepper and then they started saying diet was as bad or worse than regular and now I drink it in diet form very rarely. Still its hard to stay away from! I am addicted to carbonation, which is terrible I hear for your bones so trying to drink less diet drinks over all.