Monday, October 06, 2008

I'm goin' cold turkey



Ok, the time has come... I am not buying any more Diet Dr Pepper. A couple of things have encouraged this decision.


1st- we will save a lot of money. I buy the 2 liters which is really the cheapest way to go, but I still buy 5 or so a week. (Sei drinks it too- not just me, but I drink it most...) So, if I stop buying them I will save $20 to $30 a month depending on their price and $20 to $30 is "a lot of money" to me.


2nd- Supposedly I will feel better. That's what everyone says, but I wouldn't know since I've always drank soda. I used to drink regular coke- until I was 23. Then I got my 1st cavity and I KNEW it had to be from the sugar sitting on my teeth. So, I went to diet. 9 years later- no cavities. Anyway... I'll let y'all know if I feel better.


3rd- I am addicted and I want to not be addicted. I get headaches. Not horrible headaches, but I do get them, if I don't have my fix in the morning. Glittersmama had to walk to the store with me in Oregon so I could buy me some caffiene the 1st morning there. Elevation + caffiene addiction = HUGE headache. I don't want to have that addiction.


So, I ran out of Diet Dr Pepper last nite. (Did you know there is no period after Dr in Dr Pepper? Random fact...) I did not call Sei on his way home from work this morning and ask him to get me some, although I seriously considered it. I'm goin' cold turkey- in the home. I can have whatever when we go to Sonic or out to dinner, etc... But I am not buying anymore for inside our home. I may go insane. Or I may feel awesome and lose weight. I read somewhere that diet sodas make you hang on to fat. My body definitely likes to hang on to fat. Also, I read that diet sodas made you crave sugar. That's probably why when ever I do high protein diets I drink SOOOOO much Diet DP. I am already wanting sugar and it is sweet tasting. But instead of curbing my craving, it makes it worse. We'll see if I crave sugar less. I've always been a candy freak, so I don't know how much that'll change.
Anyway... I'm rambling. In honor of me going cold turkey I present to you: Monica with a turkey on her head. :) Wish me luck!


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16 comments:

swampbaby said...

You can do it!! I haven't bought Diet DP for home for 2 months now and I am still alive. I miss it sometimes a lot, but I still get it if I go out to eat, etc. I like the feeling of not feeling dependent on it.

JustRandi said...

Cold turkey is better than flaming in the oven turkey!

You can do it! It is really hard, but after about 5 days I at least didn't get the headaches anymore.

Ibuprophin. Lots of Ibuprophin.

S said...

I am sooooooo glad I live five hundred + miles away from you! It is going to get ugly in TX!! Giving up soda pop.........which I highly recommend cuz a little here and there adds back up,(no means no)is by far the hardest addiction I have ever had to over come. It does get easier but for me it is a constant struggle. I am back on it again after being off for 8 mths. Caffeine is my mood stablizer, my energy and my comfort. Without it I am NOTHING. I have tried other products just to get the caffeine with no luck. BTW a dentist told me to NEVER brush your teeth 1 hour after drinking soda because the acid loosens the enamal and that is where the problem lies:) Free tip. Good luck I will be cheering you on from a distance:)

Amanda said...

Good for you Tori!!!! I'm wishing you luck and sending you lots of good caffeine free thoughts from SD. You can do it!!!!!!!!

Heffalump said...

You can DO IT!!!

Klin said...

Just don't go out more often :P

Wish you luck. I know it won't be fun, but I'm pretty sure you can do it.
Mr is the big caffeine drinker in our home.

Stacey said...

Good luck!

Better you than me. I'm weak.

Stacey said...

BTW I love this epi of Friends. :D

glittersmama said...

Wow Tori, you've almost inspired me to quit the DC. Did I just say that? Motrin/Advil/ibuprofen work well for the headaches.

Good luck!

No Cool Story said...

WOOO HOOOO!
Cold turkey for all! I'm buying!

Ida said...

Hello there first time reader lurked over bu Mindi, anyways about the soda I quit the caffeine about 5 years ago. I was an addict. Like a meth-head all jonzing for coke and stuff. But after a week of headaches it was better. I did lose 5 lbs. Now I am stuck on sprite from which I am trying to quit too. It's just so hard.

oh and funny blog btw. I think I will lurk more. I hope you don't mind.

Rhonda said...

Good luck! I have a Diet Coke addiction and just the thought of quitting gives me the shakes.

Nancy Face said...

GOOD LUCK!

My addiction was Diet A&W Cream Soda, also filled with caffeine. My sugar cravings DID decrease after I quit drinking it!

My all time favorite soda is regular Dr Pepper...I reserve it for special movie or dinner dates! ;)

aubrey said...

i am supporting you 100% tori. you can do it! it will be so much better for your body...hooray! and we have started watching friends, starting with season 1 and i LOVE this episode! ha ha!

Yvonne said...

You can do it--I know you can. (Now I'll go and read your post on how you're doing with the cold turkey)

(That is such a funny Friends episode ; )

annie said...

25 posts showed up for you today on my bloglines, so I'm catching up... reading about the dr pepper which I already read on fb... and then about the obnoxious parents, I sat by some parents of the same make last softball season! They were nuts! We started yelling for emelia everytime she goofed up just to be ugly :)...
ppp is not going good now, not getting many at all but not really scouting them out as much... I think the ppp cost me a lot of bloggy friends. Oh well.