My name is Rae, and I am addicted to Coke.
No, seriously. I don’t know, part of me is always messing around when I say this, but I’m actually serious, as well. I started drinking Coke since before I can remember. Well, Pepsi. My father would put it in my bottles, apparently. Classy, I know.
There have been many occasions when Coke/Pepsi have made me physically sick. As in, I have been lying in bed at night with moderate to severe stomach cramps, and I am sure Coke was the cause, because nothing else in my diet is that bad. Or if it is, I don’t consume enough of it to have that kind of effect. I have also had various other symptoms of too much Coke/Pepsi/caffeine.
Well, I can’t seem to stop drinking it. Isn’t that at the heart of what addiction is? I have tried to quit many times. Once, I stopped drinking it for about eight months, and then someone convinced me to indulge for a birthday party, just one night. And I was right back on it.
Recently, I quit for almost a month. I replaced my Coke with black tea, because I was feeling exhausted from lack of caffeine. And it was great. But I missed the taste of Coke, so I went right back on it.
I would love to quit drinking it, to stop absorbing needless calories, not to mention to stop slowly killing my body, as I’m sure I’m doing with every 80 oz+ that I consume each day.
Lovelies, have you ever had any addictions like this? Do you have any advice on how to overcome it?