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Remember that teen movie Heathers? I think that's the first time I heard the time "diet Coke head." That was before I became one myself.

I've been trying to wean myself on and off for the past ten years. Overseas, I couldn't get DC all the time, so I stuck to regular Coke. Warm, from bottles. I've successfully quit a couple of times, only to slide during times of stress. My biggest daily consumption was probably in grad school when I kept a case in my locker. Mind you, I don't drink coffee or tea. So Diet Coke was it.

I'm not as bad as the lady who drinks 12 cans a day. I try to limit myself to four. But it'd be nice, both health-wise and budget-wise, to cease and desist.

Ugh. But I don't want to. *whine*




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On June 7th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC), wendye commented:
I, too, am a DC addict. I almost swooned when I saw that my temp job has a Diet Coke fountain in each of the many kitchens.
Although I occasionally stray into Diet Dr. Pepper territory.
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On June 7th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Oh gosh. I would be buzzed all day long. My fear is to end up trailing an IV bag of DC behind me!
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On June 7th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC), meredith_eats commented:
I feel your pain! I don't drink coffee or tea either, but I have the exact same Coke addiction. Sometimes I quit, but then I get myself started again when I get stressed or when I get lazy. My biggest success was when I came home last year and discovered those single-serving cans of Coke. If those weren't available for some reason, I just started drinking Coke in smaller glasses. That alone cut my Coke consumption in half and I somehow found the self-discipline to drink a glass of water after every Coke. Hydration got addictive and I stopped the Coke almost completely. Then I went to stay with my mom, got stressed out, etc. etc...
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On June 7th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I tried not to keep DC in the house but then that meant going to the local corner store nearly every day....
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On June 7th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
I like me some coffee. Unless i'm in a tea drinking republic. I do like DC as well, but ever since high school when the teach put an acid tester in there and the cola came out close to batter acid, I tend to opt for the coffee/tea.
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On June 8th, 2007 09:18 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
What's a good Mormon girl to do? :/
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On June 8th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
Hmmm. I forgot about that aspect. Well. The least of all evils? Then you have to decide what that is!
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On June 8th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I thought of chocolate as my indulgence, and Diet Coke as a necessity. Grr.
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