Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Feeding our addictions

I have been trying to kick my coke addiction for months, but every time I make progress, I fall right back off the wagon. It is frustrating, because I am well aware of all the empty calories I consume on a daily basis. But the lure of that fizzy, sugary drink is overwhelming.

A few weeks ago, I decided that I was no longer going to purchase myself Coca Cola. But I couldn't bare the thought of going cold turkey, so I made some excepts to the rule. I decided that I could accept a soda if someone offered me one, and I could also purchased a single serving of soda (like a 20 oz). However, I was no longer going to keep it stocked in my refrigerator. When I told John about my plan, he decided to give up Limeade too.

But we are clever little devils, and we figured out a way around our new rules. We simply started buying limeade and soda for one another. I would come home with a jug of Simply Limeade for John. He would come home with a case of Coca Cola Classic for me. So basically, we are back to square one.

27 comments:

Danielle said...

haha. Giving up Soda was hard- very hard- but once I kicked the habit I was happy. Don't give up.

Jenn said...

Hahaha, I'm sorry to laugh but that sounds like something that my husband and I would do!

Cristina Mathers said...

have you tried coke zero? i personally do not like the taste of regular coke, i am a diet cherry coke addict, lol. but my mom had some coke zero-no calories-and it tasted exactly like regular coke. seriously. maybe you should check it out!

kristi said...

I drink Diet coke or Diet Dr Pepper.......somehow that makes me feel less guilty!

dani said...

exactly what christina said above^^^!!! zero tastes VERY similar (i waaaaaaaaaaaay prefer diet, though;)
love,
dani

Dawn said...

HA! I had to comment because I did the same thing last week. I'm trying to boycott this coffee shop (long story) that has amazing coffee but I hate the owners. So to get around it, I had someone else buy me a coffee there, so I wasn't technically supporting them with my money... I'm totally kidding myself, aren't I?

Amanda said...

I'm addicted to all fizzy drinks. It's all i drink. But i take the diet ones only. Not that it's much better for me!!
Good Luck kicking the addictoin!!
l,
Amanda x

Becks said...

I feel your pain. I am a die hard diet pepsi addict. I have tried millions of times to quit yet I always come back to it. It haunts me! It wont let me go!

Jeninacide said...

LOL! That is how my husband and I are= only with WINE!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Enablers.

Kristin said...

You are both enablers! HA! That is funny, unless you know, you can't stop. This is still making me laugh that your hubby is addicted to limeade. You guys are rebels I tell ya. :) Cute post.

Z's Mom said...

hahahaha...you two are funny!!!! Um, can I buy you a coke?

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

I am cracking up!!!!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

That is awesome. I totally needed this laugh. Sounds like DH and I. :)

Kristin H. said...

Please forgive me for laughing, but I really do find that funny as all hell. Good luck.

Steph said...

I seriously had to laugh over this. It cracks me up that the two of you are helping each other get what you are supposed to be giving up!

Good luck!! :)

Dana said...

you can do it!

amanda said...

i think you guys are very romantic :)

The Woman said...

Might I suggest Coke Zero, tastes like the real thing but no calories. Or spend your money on other stuff so you have none to buy coke with. Normally by the time I pay bills and buy dinner and gas I'm out of money so have to drink water lol

Lisa said...

I love soda. LOVE soda. I just made the switch to diet to cut out 400 to 500 calories per day, but diet sucks. Diet Vanilla Cherry Dr. Pepper tastes almost as good as the regular, but oh, how I miss Coke. I envy hubby when he sits there sipping on his Coke and I drink diet crap. Oh well, Im trying to make a change....

Lainey-Paney said...

you two are sick, sick, sick. Feeding into each others' addictions like that....

Tabitha said...

Tee hee!! That is great ~ and there is no way you can turn down your gifts from each other ~ so you have to drink it ha ha !!
love and hugs XXXX

Eva said...

I can't stand either of those drinks (they hurt my teeth) but I have had a similar series of events with chocolate and baked goods. Best of luck!

Nellie said...

I try to give up my Mellow Yellow at least once every 2 weeks. Never works. I have stopped buying it for the house but do usually by a 20 oz everyday to take to work. Damn pop. But be glad you don't drink diet. It is the devil. Have you read skinny bitch? What they said about dt pop about gave me a heart attack... as I sit here and drink one of Greg's dt pepsi's cuz I have no pop in the house. ridiculous. seriously.

chris said...

Too funny! You are an evil pair. Keep working hard at it.

Carrie said...

Tee-hee! You are too funny. I'd switch to coke zero, or change the rules and plan a vacation or some other monatary goal, then everytime you go to buy a coke, put it back down and put that money in a jar. It adds up fast.

Luanne said...

Ohh..I can SO relate! Try drinking flavored carbonated water. 0 calories, 0 sugar, 0 calories and still fizzy! It takes a little getting used to but now if I need something fizzy, that's what I go for!

Love your blog!