Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Breaking up is hard to do

It's been nearly 8 years since I last smoked a cigarette.  When I decided to quit, I went cold turkey and never looked back.  Occasionally I dream about smoking, but when I'm awake, I never feel the urge to light up.  

Unfortunately, there's another bad habit that I haven't been able to shake.  I think, though, that I haven't really been ready before now.  I'm hoping that like cigarettes, I can quit cold turkey and never look back.   While my current bad habit isn't nearly as deadly as cigarettes, it is harmful, and it needs to go.  

So innocent looking, right? 

I shouldn't just single out Dr. Pepper - I'm giving up all soda.  But Dr. Pepper has been my favorite for years and years.  There's nothing quite like it.  I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to feel like this after a few days: 

With my weight creeping up steadily over the past two months, something has to give.  There are a few sodas in the fridge, but once those are gone, I am not buying any more.  It has been suggested to me that I just switch to diet soda, but I can't stand the taste of diet, so I might as well just go cold turkey.  

Let's just pray I don't hurt anyone in the process.  (Or wander through the desert with my underwear on my head.) 


  1. I'm so glad I'm not a fan of soda's. I just find them way too sweet.

    Don't go diet soda, the fake sugar is worse for you than the real stuff.
    Good luck either way.

    1. Thanks! I was weak today... blargh. I don't know why it's so hard to give up! But tomorrow is a new day!

  2. You can do it! I gave up soda about 6 months ago and I haven't looked back (also quit smoking 2 years ago so I feel you on that, too!) I switched to tea for the midday caffeine and usually drink water or Crystal Light. I've also heard seltzer water with some fruit juice is a good substitute if you need the bubbles. Good luck!

    1. I'll have to try the seltzer water and fruit juice trick. I have yet to be able to fully kick the Dr. P! Grr!


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