This is going to be a challenge….
I have been drinking Coca-Cola my whole life. At one point my family splurged on getting a fountain machine in the house that held Coca-Cola, Sprite, Hi-C, and I think some lemonade drink.
It has been a staple in my house, with my family, and I have struggled with dropping this delicious drink from my diet for as long as I can remember. I know you can have things in moderation, so I am aware that it probably will never fully go away, but I have to start somewhere.
I have seen the benefits of when other people stop drinking pop that it can drastically improve their quality of life and I want that for myself. It’s just that when I eat, let us say pork (doesn’t matter how it’s cooked) I crave a coke. Water just doesn’t make the cut of quenching that thirst. It is as if the coke has become part of the meal- like it is a key ingredient.
However, as of May 11th, 2017 I have decided that I going to start weaning myself off of coke. I would go cold turkey, but I have less than half a case of coke left in the fridge. So I will only allow one coke a day, probably with either lunch or dinner. Once that case is done I will no longer be buying coke. My fiance doesn’t drink coke so he will have no issue with helping me kick the habit.
I have to do this one step at a time. I can’t say for sure what will happen when I go to a restaurant or to the movies if I will order a coke or stick with water. I think this might help me be more open to different drinks on the menu (I know I have to take into sugar content into consideration) which will be an interesting change.
Although what I need is it to be publicly known – I need my friends and family to understand where I’m coming from. I need them to hold me accountable and to be on my side during these first few weeks.
This is but one small step in the right direction. One small goal to achieve in the larger scheme of things. Hopefully, this one goal will lead to other goals. Then we can start to see change happening.