…and I’m an addict.
We make fun of those lines that society has heard so many times – they’re funny placed appropriately in a script. But they’re not so funny if they’re a part of your day to day life – no matter what the addiction is – if it’s an addiction that is detrimental to your health – be it emotional, physical, spiritual, etc.
People laugh and think – yeah, right. Like that’s a problem.
Well – it is – if you’re a girl who was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 36.
Big problems with Coke – it has HFCS (evil stuff) and carbonation – both things that block calcium absorption.
Here I am a malabsorber with osteoporosis – taking boatloads of calcium, D3, and magnesium – and knocking it back with a swig of Coke.
And – if I’d been having one Coke – oh, like every week or two, that would be one thing. But more like six or eight of them a day? Yeah, not so good.
So – four years ago today – May 29, 2007 – I gave up Coke.
I’m so proud of me.
I don’t know if I can adequately explain to you how much I STILL love Coke – and how deeply committed I am that it never pass these lips again.
Having bones has so much more importance to me, you know?
Not only have I not had a Coke in 4 years – no carbonation and no HFCS have passed these lips, either.
Not a single soda.
Have I mentioned how proud I am of me?
‘Cause honestly – it’s not like you give up a lifetime addiction on whim. At least I don’t.
And when I say lifetime – I mean lifetime.
Coke in a baby bottle is the great Southern cure for Colic.
I was a colicky baby.
Yep – I got Coke in my baby bottle.
LIFETIME, people, lifetime addiction.
And – I should just take a moment to thank our friends at Starbucks for making it all possible. I honestly don’t think I could have done this without Tazo Zen and Awake. (‘Cause honestly – it took a plan – and I had to have something on hand as a substitute.) If they happen to you know, give me stock in thanks for the many – I’m sure – thousands of dollars I spent in the drive-through over the past 4 years for my Venti Iced Tea, No Classic, with Extra Ice Please – well, I’d be okay with that. 🙂