"Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within"
The subject of Coca-Cola has been no stranger on this blog. I've admitted how highly addicted to the stuff I was. I know I can never go back. For almost three years after WLS, I didn't have any soda. I actually tried to have some probably four months post-op, and felt like I was dying. (I was doubled up in the fetal position for almost an hour, bad.) So fear was my biggest motivator for not drinking soda for some time. The longest time I've went without soda prior to that was probably two months. Even in college when money was really tight, I always seemed to have money for Coca-Cola.
Now I am almost four years post-op, and I love the generic version of Diet Mountain Dew. I have transferred the quantity of drinks right back to where I was pre-op, except this time they are sugar free. I am going to give up soda for good. I asked one lady at work how she did it, and she said she simply started with, "It can't come into my house anymore." Simple enough. What isn't in your house you can't consume. Also, I am doing it for the sake of my teeth. I have awful teeth. My mom has a two inch thick file at the dentist, and I am getting a running start on that. I can actually see where my enamel has eroded.
These next few weeks are not going to be easy, but I CAN do this. I remember when I always had a water bottle in my hand. It was all I knew post-op for so long. I can go back to this.