There’s a Blake Shelton country song with the line: The more I drink, the more I drink. I know Blake is singing about alcoholic beverages and that’s never really been a problem for me. But my problem comes in a much tamer form of poison, soda, or more specifically Coca-Cola.
I’ve officially been “off” of soda for 3 days.
I wish I could say that it’s been easy to walk away from them, because that would be a terrible, bald-faced lie.
The truth is, I think about drinking a Coke at least 3 or 4 times an hour, especially if I’m out and about, stopping to get gas or at a fast food joint.
Someone told me the other day that I should just start drinking coffee and I would have no problem at all. The problem with me doing that is that switching to coffee would mean that I would have to drink it. Ugh. Don’t get me wrong, I love the smell of coffee in the morning, but once I put it to my mouth, I want to gag. Diet soda, even Coke Zero repulses me as well. I like tea, but only Texas/Arkansas sweet tea, which is way too much sugar for me.
The only alternative I could see was to drop caffeine altogether, so that’s what I did.
The headaches and shaking are gone, but it still feels like something’s missing. I suppose the next few days will tell.
We shall see.