2005-02-28

Pavlov's Dogs Do the Dew

Overcoming an addiction requires admitting you have a problem :)
I drink way too much soda, partly because it is free where I work. I don't know that I'll ever give it up completely, but I would like to cut back a bit.

I'm not sure how much I used to drink per day, but I do know how much I'm drinking now - 40oz. I've put myself on a "2 drink maximum" restriction. I decided to begin this limit along side the iTunes/Pepsi promotion. This gives me the opportunity to win back some of the money I am spending on the soda (it used to be free), and I also like to win free iTMS songs, even though I probably end up spending more anyway.

So far things are going well, and hopefully I'll be able to scale back to 20oz + 12 oz, then 12oz + 12oz and so on, but the funny thing is, I feel more addicted to the sugar water now more than ever. Maybe it is because I have added a quantity and a time frame to my pop drinking. Whatever it is, I find myself craving that "first dew" more than I used to.

Even weirder is the phenomenon of the dew tasting better if it had a free song on the cap. Those bottles that tell me to "Please Play Again" make me want to just drink water instead!

2 comments:

Jason said...

Welcome to the meeting. Only 12 steps to go.

All very familiar thoughts and ideas that I have had as well. Getting away from the free pop is a good start though.

The "Please Try Again" caps not only ruin the taste, they just plain bring you down. Free songs caps on the other hand are like a little, tiny shot of fun in a yellow cap.

-- I said...

Whatever you do, don't quit cold turkey. I tried that, and it's horribe for me. It seems like it hits about 5 days after you stop... flu like symptoms, you are tired all the time, muscle cramps/pains, paranoia and nervousness... not fun at all.

In fact, I lost it this morning and had to have a pepsi. It's a loser, but damnit, I needed it!!!

I think I'm starting to feel better... I hate feeling sick.