Wednesday, July 31, 2013
I guess one of my dirty little secrets is that I love Coke! (The beverage...people!) I love it - I think about it every day, I live to drink it. When I was in my early 20s, I drank about 4 liters of Diet Coke/day (not joking).
My dad once said: Who needs water when you've got Diet Pepsi? ;-) So, clearly, I got my pop addiction from my Pop. ;-)
Anyway - as some of you know - I have not had aspartame (or any artificial sweetener) since 2005. But when I quit Diet Coke for good, I switched to regular. And I don't discriminate - I love the bottle, the can, the fountain, and the Mexican....
And many times I have tried to quit - and I have for awhile. But it's never stuck. I am literally physically and psychologically addicted. I don't want tea. I don't want a glass of wine. I just want a Coke!
I've heard Coke called The Black Death and Liquid Poison and even Sewer Water (that's Mr. M's special name for it)...but do you know what I call it? Yummy!
Anyhoo- Mr. M and I have a little bet going that I can't quit Coke for a YEAR. A year?!!! I am on Day 6 (last Friday was Day 1). 359 DAYS TO GO!
I'm lethargic, my head is pounding, and if I close my eyes, I can imagine everything about it. But then I open my eyes and poof! it's not real.
To perk myself up, I've been making Green Juice. I was saving the fruit for the girls, so this is just veggies and it tastes like bark. I wanted to pour a packet of sugar into this afterwards (but I didn't). Do you know what would go really well with this? That's right...a Coke! ;-)
This is Paprika yesterday at Swim Team Practice.
While she was at practice, the little girls and I explored the park. First the butterfly garden:
Then down to the pond:
Violet wanted to jump into the water to pet these ducks:
These girls ran me all over the park and I literally wanted to find a vending machine and chug a Coke. But I did not! Little victories! ;-)
Posted by Erika at 5:29 PM