Kick the Can

Anyone who knows me knows I'm addicted to pop (thanks mom). As far back as I can remember, my mom has been an avid drinker of Diet Coke (needless to say, this is where I learned my sweet love of pop). When I was in college I would take a 2-liter of pop and a bag of rice cakes to the library for late night study sessions. I can still drink pop with the best of them...literally I can drink a 24-pack of pop a day, no problem. It's scary as crap to think of all the toxins I'm consuming, but its just soooooo good!

(I drink pop all weekend long as I work on school)

There are several days a week where I have to be in to work between 5-6am (I'm HR in the manufacturing industry and we run 3 shifts) so pop is my caffeine of choice. I've never drank coffee, and don't intend to start (sorry husband) so pop is my morning pick-me-up. I didn't realize how bad my reoccurring addiction had become until I had to change the overflowing bag of recycles this weekend...

Yikes!

I made myself  not buy any pop when I was at the store Sunday (I'm regretting it already) so I could slowly kick the can. I don't like buying bottled water because I feel bad wasting all that plastic, and lets face it, I would have to consume nearly a case a day to make myself not dream of pop. I've tried drinking tea, flavored water, anything and everything to substitute my craving of pop. Nothing works! I wish I could find something I love as much as pop...any recommendations? 

In world news, I made my FIRST ever visit to Starbucks when I was gone for work last week. Yes, you read that right, my FIRST trip and holy crap is it expen$ive! 

(Hot Chocolate...DELICIOUS)

Any recommendations on how I can kick the can? I will try anything (I should have added this one to my 27 before 27 list!!). 

12 comments:

  1. I gave up Diet Coke just before Thanksgiving, and it is tough. And I drink coffee. My only tip is to stay strong.

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    1. Diet Coke is just sooooo good! I don't know how you did it!

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  2. I am addicted to soda and red bull! So for one week every month I go on a no-soda-or-red bull diet lol Its too hard for me to completely quit but I figured I can manage one week every month! And thats one weeks worth of crap I'm not putting into my body lol better than nothing!

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    1. I go through the worst caffeine headaches when I don't have pop every day. I'm going to try your method...I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks for the tip :)

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  3. I replaced soda with water. I maybe have 1-2 a month if that. It is tough but you can do it!

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    1. That's awesome! I hope I can give it up for good, but I somehow doubt that. Haha

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  4. I used to drink pop like CRAZY. I barely drink it anymore, I just stopped getting it - it was definitely a hard process. But now I don't crave it and sometimes I don't really like it. But I do treat myself every once and a while. Especially, when at restaurants because fountain soda is the best kind!

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    1. I'm soooooo glad I'm not the only crazy consumer of pop. I've decided that I'm not going to buy it at the store, but may have to treat myself every once and a while like you said. Fountain pop just tastes better!!

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  5. Love Love Starbuck's Hot Chocolate :) Are you a fan of Peppermint?? There Peppermint Hot Chocolate is so yummy!!! I didn't drink a lot of soda but I just cold turkey quit in January of 2011 and haven't turned back. I've been so good about sticking with it!! Good Luck Girl!!!

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    1. So many people have recommended the peppermint! I'm convinced I have to try it :)

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