Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Diet Coke--I am working on my problem

I have a problem. I drink way too much Diet Coke. I remember my freshman year at BYU, there were girls on my floor who would go to the local Maverick, fill up one of their 62 ounce Mega cups with Diet Coke and slowly drink one all day long. I remember being so disgusted by it. I never touched Diet Coke for the first 7 or so years of my marriage but then toothsome #3 came along. He is a wonderful, full of energy child but one that puts my sleep deprivation limits to the test. When he was about 6 months old, I started needing a Diet Coke to just get through the day. Then, my friend Lisa, (yes, I blame you) introduced me to Sonic Drive-Thru's Route 44. In the afternoon, Happy Hour as they call it, you can buy a 44 ounce Diet Coke with fresh lime for 1/2 price!

So, now for the improvement part. I have decided I can drink as much Diet Coke as I want, as long as I drink an equal amount of water. I can still enjoy the aspartame cola with lime flavor but I have to make sure I am still getting fresh unadulterated water. Now, I don't feel nearly as guilty.


Lindsey said...

Mine is diet DP. Oh, my gosh. I love that stuff. Especially the cherry-vanilla kind. Set me up with an IV drip.

My compromise is to allow myself to get it every time I go to Target--especially if I take both kids with me. But only one bottle.

Gabriela said...

yep, I'm with Lindsey-I'm a dr. pepper girl. I can't get it here, so that's good I guess. I get so tired in the afternoon I think it would help-but I'm afraid to get addicted- I remember going to Hart's (Heart's??) in Provo and buying the biggest cup of soda I could for a while. ICK.