Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hi, My Name is Beth...and I'm a Coke Addict

Yesterday was rough. And I have to be honest, this morning didn't start off well either. My dog threw up (A LOT) all over my house. Yu-uck.

When I have a couple of days like this, I immediately start craving comfort foods (this might say something about my eating habits, but so be it). I want bacon. I want doughnuts. I want EVERYTHING my Mom makes. I want her Chicken Curry, Chicken and Dumplings, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Beef Stroganoff...and her Heart Attack rolls (they get their name from the fact that she melts a full stick of butter and COVERS the rolls in it before she puts them in the oven). Comfort foods...and COKE.

You see, I made this deal with myself that I wouldn't keep Coke in the house, because it was too much of a temptation. Many members of my family suffer from diabetes, so I felt like this was the responsible thing to do. I don't feel like I eat that much sugary stuff, but I do love my Coke.

So what did I do today? I threw the kids in the truck and drove all the way to McDonald's just to get a large coke. Yeah, I know, it's wrong...but it feels sooooo right.

So I can't believe I'm actually going to write this, but I think it's necessary. INTERNET, I NEED YOU TO HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE. 

My goal is to not drink Coke for a whole day, starting tomorrow. I know you may think this goal is too small, but for an addict like me, trust me, IT'S NOT. If I can make it through tomorrow, then I'll take the next day, and the next, and the next. I need encouragement. I need prayer. I want to be healthier.

This is my first step.


  1. Oh, sister. What an addiction you have. :) I will ask you everyday!!! So, how did you do today? This is Wednesday, so how was it? :)

  2. I start tomorrow! I already have a