One year ago I was sitting in the periodontist chair about to have surgery on my gums. Basically they took gum tissues from the roof of my mouth to replace them on the receding gums on four of my teeth. It sucked big time.
My insurance barely covered any of it and Billy and I already spent our life savings on a t.v. the size of our wall.
My Dad being the generous man he is said he would PAY for the surgery if I quit my habit.
My spiraling addiction had taken over my life.
Diet Coke ruled my thoughts and paychecks.
“Don’t bother me, I am drinking!”
Top Benefits of Quitting my Addiction:
2. I actually drink water now. (Wish I could say it cleared up my skin but I still have the acne of a 14 year old boy)
3. I only have to pee 3 times during the night rather than 4.
4. Love the feeling of being free from ‘having’ to have something to feel energy.
5. Obviously we all know the different health consequences of fake sugars and the correlation between obesity and soda drinkers.
6. I don’t have to lie and say, “Off to the gym for a late night cardio session,” when in reality I was going to 7-11 and sticking my mouth under the d.c. dispenser.
7. I don’t get a headache when I can’t get a caffeine fix.
If this addiction has taken over your life please seek help. Rely on support systems to get you out of the darkness you are living in
So I am being dramatic. I really don’t think a little diet soda is that bad, but if you are drinking a wee bit too much I definitely would cut back. It is probably hard to take advice coming from the candy monster but I do have a bachelors degree in Health Education if that means anything.
What do you think about diet sodas?
– I am kind of an all or nothing kind of a girl, so for me I need to choose no diet soda and no regular soda. Exceptions include when I steal a sip from Billy’s DP when he is not looking. For those of you that understand the principle of moderation I think it is totally okay every now and then.