Wednesday, August 26, 2009

i have a confession...

my name is jenna.
and i struggle with an addiction.
to diet coke.

It's true. For some of you, this comes as a shock. For others, you have seen this coming.. For those of you that have known me for a while, you know this is nothing new. I have been fighting this addiction for years.

I haven't had one yet today, and I already have a headache. It is just 10:30 am! 

I can drink an entire case, by myself, in less than a week. 

I know I can overcome this. I've done it before. Once I suffer through the withdraws the first couple of days, it gets  a lot easier. 

But here's the problem.

I don't want to quit.

Can anyone relate?! Am I alone in this?! 

(and is it really THAT bad?)


Lana said...

ME TOO!!! And how do I know: I'm on a new medicine for my migraines. One of its side effects is that it makes carbonated beverages taste really flat and just bad. Yet still, I drink Diet Coke, every day. WHY??? It doesn't even taste good now!!

Jessica said...

I understand COMPLETELY!!! I've been off coke for about 2 years now. I had a serious addiction. I could drink an entire case in a matter of a few short days! It was so out of hand. Some of the ladies I worked with at the time really looked down on me for it and gave me a complex. I mean is it really that bad? I told Matthew that I thought he was going to have to check me into rehab. Seriously, I had BAD withdrawals...headache, nausea, I couldn't think clearly or focus. So I know your pain.

And I really don't think it's that bad. You have to drink something right? And you are skinny so that's not an issue. I say, go get that diet coke and rid yourself of the headache! You only live once!

jenna said...

haha! You girls both made me laugh so hard!

And Jessica, you have inspired me to get $.60 out of my wallet right now and make my way to the coke machine! It's almost 2pm. It is time to rid myself of such headaches!

Terry said...

haha, I drink close to 100 ounces of diet drinks a day. I made the switch to Coke Zero about 4 months ago. I love it!!! I don't really call it an addiction. I feel like an addiction is something I have to have. I know I can live without (I have before) and it sounds like you can too. So don't feel bad for drinking them.

Stacy said...

i usually drink 4-8 diet dr peppers a day! i get huge headaches if i dont. and i dont want to stop, either! milk is nasty, juice is for my kids and i cant stand water! what else is there?? i know-diet coke! :>

Amelia said...

bad jessica! jenna, you know how i feel about diet drinks.... i'd rather you be addicted to regular coke. it's going to give you cancer!

you can kick it! do it!!!

Sunny said...

I'm not a diet drinker, I go for mountain dew! Absolutely love it! And, I don't think that I will be giving them up anytime soon. We all have to have our little indulgences.

Jessica said...

i will agree with amelia on the diet thing. i'm not a fan of artificial sweeteners. i stick with sugar. and one of the reasons i stopped drinking cokes was to attempt to eat more natural foods and be healthier in order to relieve some of my pcos symptoms. i should post something about my belief in organic foods and natural remedies. i've been converted.