Sunday, February 28, 2010

Goodbye, My Sweet Friend!

Hi, I'm Cindi and I'm a Pepsiholic.

It started many, many years ago. I don't remember when I took my first sip but I do know that I was quickly sucked in by it's refreshing deliciousness.

I would like to consider myself a Pepsi Connoisseur but in all honesty, I'm an addict. It's my drug of choice. It's my crack.

There. I've admitted it. Isn't that the first step to my recovery?

Honestly, it's gotten out of hand and I need to stop...and today's the day.

There are several reasons that brought me to this decision.
1. I don't know when to say "when." Seriously, I just keep filling the glass and before I know it, I've consumed way too much.
2. When I look at the Sunday ads, I get excited if there is a good sale on Pepsi.
3. During our big snow this past month, my concern was "Do I have enough Pepsi on hand to get me through?"
4. I resent Curtis when he pours himself a glass (which doesn't happen very often) because he's dipping into my stash!
5. When we go out to lunch or dinner, I prefer to go to the places that serve Pepsi since fountain Pepsi is my favorite. If they don't serve Pepsi, I drink water.
6. I think the caffeine is eating a hole in my stomach since every time I drink it anymore, my tummy hurts.
7. In addition to the caffeine not being good for me, the sugar is most likely killing me too.

Please don't suggest for me to switch to caffeine free or diet; I've tried and it doesn't work. I'm a true Pepsi addict and there is no substitute for me. In all honesty, all soda is not good for us so I'm just giving it all up.

I told my family last night that I was done with it...that I was going cold turkey. Allison asked what "cold turkey" was and after explaining it to her she said "Isn't that for cigarettes and stuff like that?" Too funny!

I know I can do this. I've done it before. I'll be fine after the first week or so. I just know that I can't even have one sip because once I get that taste again, it's all down hill from there!
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Tonya said...

I have this same problem! I have drank pepsi since I was 1 year old (and I am 35 now). My mother and my grandfather are both pepsi addicts too! Pepsi is all I drink, nothing else...isn't that sad? I have tried to stop so many times over the years, but I always go back. It is a terrible hubby thinks it is all in my head and maybe it is, but I just don't have the willpower. I will probably try again soon, we'll see. You're definitely inspiring me to think about it...LOL

Tonya said...

And by the way, GOOD LUCK!!! I am sure you can do it!!!!

Benita said...

Kudos for you! You CAN do it! I've never been able to drink soft drinks.....the carbonation in them doesn't agree with my stomach at all.

Karen said...

My "drug" of choice is Diet Dr Pepper. I drink it all day long. I always have a glass full. Good luck...maybe I will try going cold turkey too! I really need to kick this habit!

ShellyDee said...

Good luck! You can do it! : )

More Than A Mom said...

I loved my Coke Zero and Pepsi Max. For the past two weeks I stopped drinking it and last night at dinner I went to have some and after a sip it was too sweet and didn't taste good to me at all. I gave it to hubby and opted for my water. I'm so impressed with myself. You can do it too!


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