As a teenager, I drank anywhere from one to two-two liters a day of soda, either Coke or Dr. Pepper, every day. Over the years, it's dwindled down to several cans a day. Some days I could get by on two or three cans a day. Other days, it was more like six or maybe even more. I've always been fine with my addiction to coke. So be it if it made me a brat to demand cold soda with lots of ice and a straw. Get over it.
Over the past two years or so, my hormones have started to change. I know part of it has to do with the lack of periods, but also my weight gain. I weigh more now than I ever have and it sucks. I hate it. I hate feeling fat and ugly. I want to be that girl in the summer of 2007 who had more confidence in her body than she ever had before. I haven't really changed my soda habits in the past two years, but part of me has slowly wished she could stop drinking them to see if it helps.
Well, the upside to being sick, is the lack of taste. I haven't had a coke in one week. I miss it, of course. And if I had a cold one in my fridge, I could almost promise you I would down it. I've found the key to being a brat about her drinks, is to not put the coke in the fridge. I don't like hot coke poured over ice. So, the two packs of coke I have beside the fridge, are staying beside the fridge.
The headaches and exhaustion, which may be from the sinus congestion and being sick, or perhaps it is my body detoxing from all the soda, but whatever it is, it has lingered all week pretty strongly. I can't get enough sleep, and I have had a daily migraine for a week. Four Advil barely take the edge off the damn thing.
Part of me wishes I would just down a whole soda just to see if it takes these symptoms away and brings back my energy, but I won't. Not yet at least. They say it takes 21 days to break a habit, and I'm hoping to hang on another week or two to see if these two issues resolve themselves.
This is only the second time that I have ever attempted to stop drinking sodas. The last time it lasted a month. I'm hoping for a bit longer term this go around. I think, atleast.
[I have had some Sprite since I have been sick, but I don't 'like' Sprite much and it doesn't have caffiene so I don't count it towards my addiction.]