So I don't even know how this is going to come out...as this post was totally unplanned. I'll just start with the events that led to this.
My hubby....(sweet guy, you'd like him,) and I were talking on the phone today. Something we do a lot :) He tells me "You need to stop drinking Dr Pepper."
That statement is one that has floated around this house a lot. It comes in various forms:
"You should really stop drinking so much Dr Pepper."
"No telling how much weight you would lose if you stopped drinking Dr Pepper."
"You know you are addicted if you have to have one first thing in the morning."
I know...I KNOW....I KNOW!
There is nothing surprising here, really. I'm not a complete idiot and I am perfectly able to 'fess up to my problems.
"HI. I'm ~LL~ and I have a drinking problem."
It is almost my symbol...think of me, think of me with a DP in my hands. Think of DP, think of how I would like one.
I have my faves....Chick-fil-a has THE BEST fountain DP in Texas. There are 2 kinds of DP I LOVE....not like....LOVE.....regular Dr Pepper (with all its evil, high fructose corn syrup-y, goodness) and a Dublin....made with real cane sugar. (Those cost a LOT more than regular DP.)
SO...back to the original crap....my hubby calls with this statement. There was no "suggestion" in his voice, nor was he demanding. He was just telling me, as my hubby...the one I trust and love more than anyone on this earth....that for my health, I need to stop drinking the drink of champions.....this elixir to the gods.
I am saying nothing...mainly because I am busy nursing my daily CFADP (Chick-Fil-A Dr Pepper) at the moment...my mouth was busy. I quickly tally, in my head, the total daily intake. These numbers are not made up.
On a NORMAL day.....I have a 22 oz DP from CFA, then refill with 2 cans of my own stash....for a total of 46 oz.
On Sundays, I have a 20 ouncer by about 10:00 a.m., then at least 1-2 cans during the day.
On a bad, high stress day, it goes as much as 64+ ounces. I won't even start to calculate the grams of sugar or the other toxins that I happily ingest DAILY.
THEN, hubby....in a low, down-right dirty trick, plays the "Biblical" card. He says to me that if I have something that I'm addicted to, it can't be Biblical. What I hear is this: "Your body is a temple....don't trash it." "If you have an addiction, it is an idol." "You tell your kids the same thing about PS2...practice what you preach." "Don't give yourself any serious health issues while you have children in the house." "Don't give yourself any health issues while you are still HAPPILY married and plan to be so for MANY years to come."
THEN I, myself, trump in with the "submission" card.
Now I don't expect a lot of you to understand where I am on this......and no offense, I don't expect those of you who don't understand to be as happily married as I am. Those of you who are, and are Christian, KNOW where I'm going with this.
I should submit to my hubby. And right now...that totally sucks!!! *stomping foot in a hiss* Yet, I know I need to do this.
I dumped 1/2 a CFADP. :( I even dumped about 1 liter from a bottle I had left. I can't cut cold turkey for 2 reasons: the severe headaches that I will get and the safety of my children. (Oh...and the fact that I have about 5 Dublins in my fridge right now......those are liquid gold...you don't just go dumping that stuff. Sure, there are those out there who would love a "Dublin donation," but honestly, I don't know if I like you that much.) LOL....JUST KIDDING!!!! (kind of)
So my plan is this.....today, tomorrow and Sunday, finish off the Dublins. THEN, when DH is home to keep my kids safe and to nurse me through my "detox" I will stop. I will drink some sweet tea to help with the sugar/caffeine issues, but not often.
Those of you who care....PLEASE pray for me. This is not going to be easy.....I joke about it, but it really is a problem for me....I'm seriously addicted to the stuff.
And one final note, (I'm already cranky) when you refer to Dr Pepper...PLEASE don't put a period after "Dr"....it's not there...really, it's not....they dropped the period many moons ago.
Also...in your support...please don't tell me how much DP YOU drink and how you are OK with it....it's not you...it's ME!