Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kicking the Coke Can

There's nothing better than a cold coke over ice in a glass over ice. That's always been my treat and it quickly became a habit while coping with sleep deprivation as a tired mother with two young children. Henry is sleeping better so I decided to give up coke for ten days. Anticipating giving up the coke was way worse than actually skipping out on the coke. It really was not that bad. Club soda gave me carbonation without calories or caffeine. I slept better and felt better while abstaining from coke. Everything in moderation is my motto for food and drink. I have had two cokes after my ten days without coke were complete. Shockingly, my beloved beverage did not seem that fabulous. Now, give me a fountain coke and that's a total game changer. Fountain Coke is the
perfect beverage- bubbly, sweet and the perfect complement to a lunchtime sandwich. It makes me wonder what else is just habit. Things that have just become part of my life without me even thinking about. Who knew that my frosty red can could give me so much to ponder.


  1. I wish I had your will power! I have an addiction to Diet Pepsi. For years I thought it was better because it was diet but now there are so many reports that it is actually worse than regular soda! I don't drink coffee so it has become my main caffeine source in the mornings. I've cut down to one a day but it is so hard to just have one. Good for you! Hope you're doing well. :)
    - Brooke

  2. Way to go, JIN! I'm still trying to give up paper towels and I'm struggling! And I think of you every time I reach for one! One day, right?

  3. Good for you! I'm sure I should kick my habit as well, but I justify it because I don't smoke, rarely drink, don't drink coffee, and have given up getting a lovely tan...Pepsi is all I have! It's my drink of choice, but a fountain Pepsi or Coke is the ultimate. I will have to try club soda since I'm after the carbonation.

  4. I too am addicted to Diet Cokes...can't go a day without one! I agree fountain drinks are the best! Ha! I'm so proud of you for kicking the ole habit! You go girl!


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