So, I have this addiction and it's been going on for a long time. I keep trying to quit but I just can't seem to do it. When I was in highschool I started off every morning with a Coke and a Snickers bar. While I can hardly eat a Snickers these days - and no way am I having one with a Coke - I have not been able to drop the drink.
When I went away to college there was no Coke in the vending machine. Well, maybe there was a caffeine free Coke, but let's get serious here! I know I didn't buy a lot of Coke while in my freshman year but I do recall calling up a local sandwich shop that made deliveries at no minimum order fee and having an ice cold fountain Coke delivered right to my door. Now that is customer service.
I always cut back on the Coke drinking while pregnant, even though I did have people joke that my kids would be born with the shakes from caffeine withdrawl. While I was breast feeding my daughter I rarely had one as well - I drank a lot of water. This is when I came up with my label "social drinker". I didn't buy Coke to have at home but I certainly wouldn't pass one up at a party. LOL I'm currently at this stage again - or trying to be anyway. The problem with this is I'm also a Coke snob. Since moving to England I have become aware that not all Coke is created equal. I can NOT drink British Coke. It is made with sugar, good old American Coke is made with corn syrup. This makes British Coke actually taste more like Pepsi and I do NOT drink Pepsi. I also do not drink Coke out of a bottle unless there is absolutely no other option. In the convenience store I pop in to now and then they have American Coke in a 12 pack or British Coke in a bottle. NO WAY! That means if I want a Coke I buy an entire 12 pack. And then I'm back to drinking way too much of it. What a vicious cycle.
So, today begins a new day. Well, not really as it is already 12:28 but hey, I can only do some much. Anyway, I have decided as of 12:30 today I will not buy anymore Coke. I need to quit. I need to drop at least 10 pounds, 20 would be awesome. I can NOT do this drinking Coke. Let's see how long this lasts.
I have three children. Two boys - Jackson and Jared and one girl - Jordan. We lived in England when I began this blog but we have now returned to the US. I am a stay at home mom even with all three kids in school and I love it!