Dear Diet Coke,
You won. Yes, I am addicted. All those "scientific studies" were right. I was just a number. But I am taking a stand and as of todayI am 5 days clean of the "poison. "
My addiction to Diet Coke has affected me negatively in the following ways:
It has taken what was once a beautiful young woman and turned me into a monster that I barely recognize. I live for this stuff. I am willing to stop at whatever store or drive through that is around to order one. If I do not choose to accept this gift that is being offered to me today, I will no longer answer the phone when you call. I will no longer give you money. I will no longer drive by your house and make sure you are okay. And I will call Animal Rescue and take your cats away. **If you don't recognize this- than it will make no sense to you so please disregard the entire paragraph** If you do know what this is- I've decided I need an intervention. Maybe even an intervention for Intervention. Huh?? Ironic right? Like a tow truck, that has to be towed. Isn't it ironic. Don't you think?
It wasn't this article http://www.lightparty.com/Health/DietCokeAspartame.html that made me stop- although after reading it- I knew I was the " victim" they were talking about. I was at dinner on Saturday night with some friends and I ordered my usual Diet Coke like I always do. I noticed there was only one other person at the table that ordered it too. A 230 pound man who looked like he knew his way around the can. Bring it on I thought. The food came and I was matching this guy drink for drink. 1....2....3....4....they kept em coming! Just as dinner was coming to an end- the waitress brought one more. MINE!!! I thought!!! He looked at me, I looked at the Diet Coke and I wanted it. We decided to split it and right then and there as I watched him pour my half into the glass- I realized I was done for. I needed to get control of this addiction ASAP. I went cold turkey the next day and besides the headaches on days 2 and 3, I haven't been that bad off. I miss the fizz that would make my eyes burn and the barrell ice that you get only from McD's. (The BEST Diet Coke on the planet!) My goal is to make it to the Mud Run in October soda free (yes, I gave up ALL soda!) and I feel good about that. I patiently wait for October to roll around because you know I will be headed straight for the drive through right after! So long Diet Coke. So long.
2 months later
"Shannon was kicked out of rehab a week later after she was caught smuggling Diet Coke into the facility"