This is what I have to keep telling myself. So why am I telling myself not to panic? Well, I'll tell you why....
Because today I finished my last can of Pepsi. And I don't have any plans to re-fill my stock anytime soon.
Yes, it's true. I have decided to bite the bullet. No -- I am NOT giving up Pepsi. But I am trying to keep it out of my house for awhile. I still give myself full permission to indulge in the deliciously satisfying liquid gold beverage from time to time if I am at work, out to eat, or at someone else's house.
But by constantly having an on-hand supply...well, I was enabling my Pepsi addiction and letting it get w-a-y out of control. If I thought I was bad before -- these last few months have been even worse, with me indulging in 1-2 cans a day (and I had given up the Diet version too, so this was all the 'real deal').
I know that lately my Pepsi drinking had turned more into a habit than desire. Sure, I still love the beverage -- and I always will -- and I definitely have a weakness for it. But by always having 'a cold one' available to me 24 hours a day, it just made me feel like drinking it all the time because...well, just because I could.
I finally came to this realization when I noticed myself leaving unfinished Pepsi cans on the counter or table from time to time. This has never happened to me before, but suddenly it was becoming more the rule than the exception.
And that's when I knew. Something had to be done.
So I think -- "think" being the key word here -- that I may have come up with a good solution, at least for now. I'm not banning Pepsi from my life ('cause that would be just stupid), but I am trying to control how often I am around said beverage.
Here's hoping for a good success rate -- and possibly even a few inches off my waist!