“Hi! My name is Lynn B and I am a Diet Coke-aholic!”
They say that the first step to overcoming an addiction is to admit that you have an addiction? Well, I am addicted!! A full fledged addiction. I’m an addict!
I absolutely LOVE the feeling of the sweet taste complimented by the extra ordinary fizzy bubbles, which go through the body… the feeling of the fizz rushing throughout me, is a high in itself. I’m in heaven.
It all started years ago when with just 1 can of Diet Coke. Ironically, I disliked the taste and the fizz. But, it was a 0 calorie drink – a way to lose weight. (It worked – for a while.)
One can grew to approximately 1-2 cases a day of 12 oz cans. I admit, It’s horrible, but at that time the taste grew on me with each pound that I lost.
I quickly graduated to the “hard stuff” … the 20 oz icy cold bottle of pure fizz! One sip is so exhilarating – only the bottle can give you this immediate rush! That first sip the fizz is so extreme, I can feel it coursing throughout my whole body. I love the feeling and, cant do without.
I can identify with an alcoholic or drug addict… I am a Diet “Coke” addict!!!
I admit it, I carry my 20 oz bottle with me everywhere I go. I even carry it in my pocketbook for a quick fix! No matter where I am I have access to my 20 oz bottle… And when I run low, I rush to the nearest store for more.
My surgery is in less than 8 days… Yes… E-I-G-H-T Days!!!
I’ve actually weaned myself down to only one 20 oz bottle a day. I actually thought this was such an accomplishment! But, the reality… I’m sweating with fear! I’m in panic!
My gastric-by-pass new “tummy” will not tolerate this drug of choice. I will hurl over in severe pain with just a little tiny sip of fizz…
I will have to go “Cold Turkey”! HOW!?? And, then comes the withdrawal. How will I survive?! How do I get through this?
I need help! I need suggestions! I have to do this! Where is “DCA” (Diet Coke Anonomous) when you need it most? Help me!