I managed something closer to 40 hours, so clearly I can quit any time.
What on earth is she on about?
This week, as one of my goals, I wanted to go a full day without any fizzy drinks. Coke Zero is my poison of choice. My vice.
Sure, there are worse things to consume or use on a daily basis, but let’s face it – I still have an addiction. A sweet, sweet, artificially sweetened addiction. It’s perfectly legal. I’m not breaking any rules, or hurting anyone else (as far as I’m aware…).
But it’s still an addiction.
What’s so bad about it anyway?
Oh, aren’t you cute? Asking all the innocent questions! Perhaps it’s easier to answer this question instead: “What’s good about it?”
I drink this stuff daily and all I can really come up with is ‘the burning feeling I get when it fizzes down my throat’.
Guys, I like the burning feeling. It feels like it’s burning my throat. How is that a good thing?
Seriously – if its popping bubbles feel like it is burning, what the heck is it actually doing to my throat?
To my stomach?
To the rest of me?
YouTube has a lot to say about the science. And, if I listen to my dentist, there’s more to be said about what it does to your teeth.
So what am I going to do about it?
I’m going to cut down, of course. How can you stop and look at the information and not try and do something about it? I mean, it’s only logical.
Am I going to cut it out completely? No. I have no intention of stopping. Cold turkey or otherwise. But I will cut down.
For those of you who don’t drink any of the stuff ever – good on you! That’s awesome. Especially if you used to chug it down like no one’s business. That’s quite the accomplishment. Kudos.
For those of you who don’t drink any of the stuff ever and want to tell me I should do the same – I respect your opinion, but I’m not interested in hearing it unless you can tell me something I don’t already know. I want to learn – please, send me interesting links! I love to learn. I’m open to being convinced otherwise. But I don’t want to be lectured.
Crossing the road’s dangerous too (especially at rush hour), but heck, I like going home at night – I’m willing to take that risk.
And I might twist my ankle in heels, but they make me feel powerful and feminine so I wear them when the occasion fits anyway.
“Everything in moderation”
How’s this much different?