Friday, April 15, 2005

Hi, my name is Mari and I am a Coke head.

I recently started drinking lots of water.

I bought a buttload of sparkling waters last week because they were sparkly. They had fruit flavors in them. No sugars. And they were sparkly, I need sparkly. Bubbles. Carbination.

I figured I wean myself from my coke and pepsi. I drank lots and lots of coke's and pepsi's. Lots. I can drink a two liter like a can of pepsi- I just got a visual of Da Ali G. Show when he played the Kazakhistani guy at a dating service. "I have penis big like can of pepsi...". But anyhow... like I was saying, I can drink tons of pop. Soda. Sparkling sugar. I loved it. I used to drink it in a bottle as a child. Get my drift?

So, as days have come and gone with me dragging much ass, I realized after talking to my friend Trini, that I don't drink much water. In fact I hated water. No flavor, no drinky. Trini had just weaned herself off of her many cokes. So I decided to copy cat her and see if I felt any better. Trini's skin was glowing. So I wanted to see if I could give it a try.

Day One: lots of those sparkly waters. Lots. They were bubbly and had flavor. Not bad. But I was pissing insanely.

Day Two: More waters. Mmm... the taste not bad at all, almost like drinking pop. Many headaches. Kind of bitchy.

Day Three: Waters again. Almost the whole 12 pack gone. Ahh well. I will get more.
More heachaches. Not so bitchy.

Day Four: Waters gone. Husband says we don't need the sparkly stuff, since we have regular bottled shit. No fizzy? No nice fruity flavors? Huh? " Put some fruit juice in there as a splash...". So I did. Cranberry watered down was almost as good. No more headaches. No bitchy.

Day Five: Craving Coffee like a mofo. I sip some of the Coffee Queen AKA my MIL's coffee in the morning before I take Mya to school. On my way back from dropping her off, I get a HUGE migraine of massive proportions type headache. "Must be 'cause I drank a tich..." I say to myself. Yea, dumbass... must be.

Day Six: More cranberry homemade splash. Drank two 16 oz. In 4 hours. Pissing like racehorse. No headaches. No bitchy. No bloat! WOO HOO! NO BLOAT? The bloat was still there before because of the carbination from the sparkly shit. AHA! I SEE!

Day Seven: I decide I been a good girl. Drinking lots of good healthy water. Drinking cranberry splashes. I decide with dinner to drink me some Pepsi in a glass. I drink it and it tastes like gold. One hour later, I have massive fucking bloat and a headache from the bowels of hell. I am also bitchy at my kids and husband. I feel strange. I feel psychotic. I feel... like shit.

Day Eight: I drink another glass like an ass and it tastes nasty to me. I don't even want it.

Another thing I realized, I used to wake in the middle of the night, with a HUGE craving for anything sweet. I would scrounge old Easter baskets in search of a jelly bean, or a reese cup and then I would feel better. After not drinking so much sugar, I notice I don't want that much sugar. I bought donuts two days ago, and I have not eaten all of them. I have eaten 2 of them. ME! ATE ONLY TWO! FUCKING UNREAL!

I have come to the conclusion I was probably borderline diabetic. My sugar levels were fucking WHACKED because I was drinking so much pop. My body craved sugar, because it was used to it in such large levels.

I feel better when I don't drink so much pop. I feel better all around. I need to keep it up. I need to not become dependent on shit food and beverage. I had diabetes with Mya, when I was preggers with her. It sucked. It runs in my family. I am petrified of ending up with it, so I need to do what I need to do now, so that I don't get it.

And not just that, I need to do it, because it feels better. Even thought I thought a donut made me feel better, it really didn't. It was just the sugar high.


Blogger Tulip said...

Ah, the joys of giving up all forms of caffine. I have done this several times. I was really diligent before I moved back home. I was so proud of myself. Then it was getting towards moving time and i was dragging ass. So I took up the nasty habit again. Stopped drinking my water. A month and a half later I allow myself a few swallows of a pepsi in the morning of my weekdays, and the rest of the day is my water. I didn't realize how much I missed the stuff. One thing you will notice is that you will drop about 5 to 10 pounds from giving up your soda habit. The sodium keeps you bloated and the sugar of course is empty calories.

Anyway, congrats to you dear!

11:58 PM  
Blogger Janette said...

Yeah... I was a Mt. Dew addict. For two weeks now... except onc slip up... I haven't drank it. I'm still drinking about 2 cans of diet Dr. Pepper, and a little coffee a day but the rest of the day is water. I miss is sometimes... but I know it is good for me... now I have to work on getting rid of the rest of the sugar I eat...
So, Mari... keep up the good work!

12:50 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

That is awesome. Pop addiction is horrible. I know, I have one!

Keep up the good work!

8:07 AM  
Blogger Maddie said...

Sam's choice soda isn't really soda, so I'm not *really* hooked. Right? Right? Is ginger ale a soda? I can live with ginger bout one cup of coffee a day is that bad? Oh please don't go rubbing off on me and make me be healthier and shit...

I gotta go, I'm showing my caffeine...

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have diabetes and have read up on it alot. gestational diabetes can result in type 2 diabetes in 10 years if you don't take care of yourself... so good deal on giving up the soda!!!

12:23 PM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

There's lots of good stuff that isn't soda and isn't water -- apple juice and carrot juice, for instance. Bet, of course, is prune juice. Sure it is.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

Hi Mari, I am Karla and i am a Dr. Pepper addict...well i use to be. I also gave up my caffeine addicting and at first it sucked but now i feel better and feel better so in the long run it is worth it. ;)

9:50 AM  
Blogger Desiree said...

OMG I was SO a Dr. Pepper Addict too! (Karla, we are way too alike)
I gave it up - havent had soda in 2 weeks! BUT I still drink Ice Tea. I figured its different since no carbonation and that corn syrup stuff...maybe I'm wrong, but I'm not ready to give up the ice tea.

7:35 PM  

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