Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A breakup of sorts

What's that saying about it takes 21 days to break a habit?

Yeah, that's the takes 21 days to break a habit. Duh.

And what is that Chicago sings?

You're a hard habit to breeeeeak.

You see what I'm getting at? I'm trying to break a habit. A Diet Coke habit. 

If I were in therapy I'd tell you that I don't remember when I started my habit, but that it's been in my life as long as I can remember. I'd tell you that it understands me, and I understand it. I'd tell you that it makes me feel good and that I don't really want to quit it. 

But yet I do. 

Listen if you drink it, I'm not saying you shouldn't, I'm just saying that at this point in my life I'm attempting to make better choices. And I know in my gut that this stuff isn't good for me. 

I haven't had one in 10 days, so I'm banking on that 21 day rule thing, which means in 11 days I will be drug  Diet Coke free. Even though I suppose once an addict, always an addict?

But I will have you know that I used to smoke cigarettes, I KNOW, RIGHT? And if I can quit those, SURELY I can quit this.

But I miss you D.C.. and your fizzy goodness, I just do. And as I pass you McDonald's and don't stop, remember it's not you, it's me. 



Susie said...

To funny!! Mine is McDonald's sweet tea!!

Beth, Joshua, Isabella, McKinley and AnnaKate said...

I rarely think about it now! Good for u.

Lynne and Nick said...

Great job!! Hang in there. I used to drink regular Coke ALL DAY LONG. I stopped cold turkey when was I having Nick, and restarted it again a few years later. I stopped drinking most soft drinks about 4 years ago - and I feel SO much better.

Jill said...

Good for you! I got off of them, too and I have never felt better. And that's funny to me because I used to feel like I NEEDED one to feel good if I was having a bad day. Crazy, I know. {I do splurge every once in awhile but NOTHING like I used to.}

Alicia Mcafee said...


First, you are so right. That stuff is TERRIBLE for you. You will feel so much better. Any time you make a healthier choice you are doing so much good for your body!! :) :)

Jami said...

I'm impressed, way to go! Keep it up.

Kerry said...

I gave up DC once too, lasted two and a half years before I had some. Why did I go back? I missed it, but I tell you, the break did me good and I eventually didn't miss it. It is disgusting stuff really, I turn a blind eye to the facts though lol and still enjoy the occasional glass or can. I do not know how on earth you drink McDonalds coke though, ours is just watered down syrup jam packed with ice cubes, so gross! Good luck to you, only 11 days to go and many many many many years without it ;)

Angie said...

I'm addicted to Mountain Dew! I smoke too and honestly I don't know which would be harder for me to give up.

Hang in there girl....11 more days!!

the lewis gang said...

good for you!! and that last pic is a riot! you crack me up!!