I’m about to prove what a big dork I am. I’ve got a raging addiction. To Diet Pepsi.
Yes, you read that right. I’m addicted to Diet Pepsi. Of all things.
I know there are much worse things, like, oh… say, heroin, but this sucks. It’s been going on for years… literally years. But it’s just gotten out of hand and it’s time to stop. It’s giving me stomach problems, I take it everywhere with me, it’s the only thing I drink, it is definitely my constant companion. And it’s gotten expensive as hell.
So it’s just got to stop.
But it’s soooooo not easy. I know I have to wean myself from the caffeine, but even so I woke up with a nasty caffeine headache this morning. I’ve had enough today to kill that, but I can feel the headache lingering around the edges. I’m going to have to have more in a little while to take it back down again, I know that. And I want to drink it. Oh how I’d love to have some! But I don’t want it. For every reason I just listed, I don’t want it. I actually feel a lot better when I just drink water, so I’d kind of prefer to just be able to put the damn pop away and drink water. But it’s just not going to happen that way. I can’t live with a headache for days, and nobody around me deserves to live with how nasty I’d get. Trust me on this one.
So, for the next week or so, I’m probably going to be back and forth between “I’ve got to just get over this” and “gotta have it!” It’s not going to be easy for me and wow what a stupid thing to get hooked on. I swear there are things in it that are at least as addictive, if not more so, than the caffeine.
Anyone ever been thru this? Are there tricks I don’t know about? I actually did a google search on it yesterday and it seems to be a pretty common addiction, but nobody has any neat tricks to stop. All I’ve found is that there will be headaches and stuff for a while and boo-hoo, you’ll get over it. Not so helpful.
Ah well. Encouragement is always appreciated. Or just feel free to make fun of me. Laughter is good for the soul and all that, so it’s got to be good for overcoming the dumbest addiction on the planet. Right?