They say it takes 30 days to break a habit or create a new good habit. A couple years ago I gave up Dr. Pepper. It was one of the hardest things to do mentally that I had ever done. The caffeine withdrawal the first week was the worst. Once I got through those first few days it was smooth sailing from there, even with the lead me not into temptation desire to have one when dining out or out socially.
Then on Easter Sunday, I sat down to Easter dinner and my mother poured me an ice cold glass of Dr. Pepper in celebration. It was the worst tasting thing ever. Yet I continued drinking it and grew accustomed to the taste again and then eventually back into the usual bad habit.
I admit there are so many other much worse addictions that people conquer everyday. I probably shouldn’t even toot my own horn about something so menial. I just feel that the time has come for me to just quit it all together. It’s not doing me any good at all and if anything it’s hurting me.
Along with starting some better eating habits and drinking more water, giving this up is going to be my biggest challenge again. I almost hate myself for even thinking that I have to go through this again, when I was so over it not to long ago.
This does not mean I’m giving up caffeine. A Texas girl has to have her sweet tea. I’m not saying sweet tea is better than Dr. Pepper but it’s got to be a touch healthier than those 23 mystery flavors that they put in DP. I wouldn’t be surprised if nicotine was one of them.
I will say that I’d like to apologize now for putting the 2 possibly 3 DP employees out of work, since I will no longer be paying their salary. They may need some help at the Crystal Lite plant since that’s where your salary will now be going.
I’m debating whether I will document my progress on a regular basis. I just don’t like to get a pat on the back for something so trivial. If I was quitting smoking or drinking than you know I’d need your support. I know I can do it no sweat.
Just know that if I start blogging incoherently in the next few days (you know as opposed to the normal incoherent days) that I’m simply riding the caffeine withdrawal crazy train and should be back shortly.