Sunday, August 25, 2013

Quitting my Diet Pepsi

I'm addicted to Diet Pepsi. As in I crave the stuff. I know it's bad for me. I have a really good friend who constantly reminds me how bad it is... but I.Just.Can't.Stop. I stupidly (or smartly) read the ingredients list a couple of weeks ago... and realized that there is actually nothing real in it. Nothing. I also read some scary things about aspartame which has me giving up my Equal in my DD iced tea too. I've decided to give it up... again.

I didn't drink any the first trimester of my pregnancy because I was super paranoid about everything then... but as soon as the second trimester came around I got lax and ended up drinking it occasionally  By the time Fynn was born I was drinking it daily just for the caffeine fix (coffee makes me sick, so this was my replacement). 

Fast forward a year... and I'm back to my old ways. Until a few weeks ago I was drinking 2-3 cups a day. Then I came to the startling realization that the caffeine in my beloved DP could be affecting Fynn's sleep (DUH!) so I stopped drinking it after 2pm, just in case. Because of that, I was down to 2 cups a day with an occasional glass after she went to bed for the night.

It needs to stop! 

I know that. I know how bad it is for me. I know that I need to make better choices and this should be an easy one. So, I'm giving it up. Currently I'm weaning myself off of it (seriously, it's that much of an addiction!). When I first started cutting back two weeks ago, I let myself have one a day but I kept wanting to have another one later on in the day. Last week on vacation I purposely didn't buy any, just so I wouldn't be tempted. I wanted it soooo bad, but it wasn't there, so I was okay. We had Diet Coke there, and twice I grabbed one thinking it would do the trick (it so didn't) and ended up pouring it down the drain after a couple of sips. Now that school's starting back up (tomorrow, eek!) I'm not sure how good my will power will be. On one hand, it's easy not to drink it at work because it's freaking $1.05 to buy a can (an can!) in the vending machine at work, but at the same time I always majorly want one after work when I'm tired and looking to chug some caffine goodness along with some salt snacks... a major weakness of mine. I'm planning on continuing my "if it's not in my house, I can't drink it" theory... we'll see how that goes. 

Hopefully I can stay on my self-imposed bandwagon this time and find better beverages to enjoy.


  1. Wishing you the best of luck with it!!

    I'm visiting today from Super Sunday Sync. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Omg this sounds so much like me! I'm addicted to Dr pepper and also trying to wean myself off it hahaha!

    Good luck :)



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