Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Hello, My name is Stephanie....

....and I'm addicted to diet Coke. I know it's not as an immediate threat as cigarettes, but it's a "monkey on my back" nonetheless. I was reading through a confession by CMHL , when I looked down to see not one, but THREE, half-empty (yes, I know the psychological significance of half-full/half-empty...I wouldn't call myself a pessimist, but a careful optimist, thankyouverymuch) diet Coke cans. Aaron was outright shocked when it came to light that I'd gone through not just one case of diet Coke in the past week, but one and a half!

Now, I know that there are many urban legends on the dangers of everything from tampons to saccharin....but I suppose that with all my "issues" of the last year or so, there *might* be some weight to the fact that overconsumption of diet Coke can cause a multitude of problems, the least of which is the addiction to caffiene! ;) And, believe me, I usually don't think that the warnings spread about the internet hold much water. I was the LAST person to believe that you could spontaneously ignite while using your cell phone while pumping gas...until I saw it on the six o'clock news!

But to back up to the "monkey", the fact that I'm addicted to SOMETHING is no real surprise, given my familial history of various addictions. I've a very addictive personality, which is why I will scrapbook every night for weeks on end, or spend way too much money for a few weeks, or drink a 12-pack of diet Coke in one week. For me, it doesn't have to be ingested for me to be addicted to it.

So, even though it's not outright harmful, there you have it. A peek into the psyche of a diet Coke junkie!

And, backing up a bit further, I *would* be addicted to Mountain Dew....if it didn't make my butt big. I never was in double digit pants (not that there's anything wrong with that), until I started drinking Mountain Dew like a maniac. When I realized that I was as heavy as when I gave birth to Collin, I realized that I had to stop drinking fully-sugared drinks. ;)


Blogger Katie said...

Too bad they don't deliver diet coke to your door the way they used to with milk. hehe

10:15 AM

Blogger Leann said...

Hello, My name is Leann and I'm addicted to Diet A&W Rootbeer. Please help me, I'm drowining!

10:33 AM

Blogger nain said...

I am addicted to coffee - if I could have it running through an IV I would! :-) j/k

11:01 AM

Blogger Cath said...

Steph, check out this website -

Firstly, drink caffeine free and secondly try the new diet coke with Splenda instead of aspartame!!

11:40 AM

Blogger cmhl said...

girl, I have a little diet coke problem as well. I share you pain.

2:08 PM


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