Monday, March 24, 2008

Breaking Up is Hard To Do...



It's official...Coke Zero and I are no longer an item. I had to break it off. Our relationship trouble has been brewing awhile...we've been spending way too much time together. Then last week, as I opened my 2nd 24 oz bottle of the day, I saw the words Contains Phenylalanine in bold print, like it was some kind of warning or something. So, I of course Googled it...and couldn't get any info about what it really was!! WEIRD. I'm figuring it's probably not the best thing for me to be ingesting in such large quantities on a daily basis. What's that!?! Cut back, you say!?!? Nope...can't. I think it's all part of my "undiagnosed professionally/self diagnosed" slight problem with OCD. Coke Zero and I can't "just be friends"...we can't occasionally hang out...not for awhile anyways...the temptation is Just. Too. Much! A few years ago I had to break up with Pepsi...too many calories. It was a hard break-up...I think he may have been the one when it comes to pop. But, I'm a survivor :) I'm pretty sure my coffee intake is going to increase substantially, at least for the near future. And, if I seem a little sad or irritable...its just the break-up, I promise...I'll get over it :)

13 comments:

  1. I feel your pain. I am currently breaking up with caffine. One cup of 1/2 caf in the morning was followed by a diet in the afternoon, and soon 2.... This may not seem like a big deal to most, but when I start getting headaches when I dont get caffine I figure it's time to stop. That and I heard it slows down your metabolism, and I DONT need that! I am now drinking diet caffeine free coke to ease the pain.

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  2. Very cute. I broke up with caffeine (with the exception of chocolate) last November. I miss Pepsi most of all. But I feel so very much better without it. Blessings to you! Angela

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  3. Bring on the coffee.

    Super cute.

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  4. I'm with you on your love for Coke Zero. It is also my favorite cola, but I have given up soft drinks for about 5 months now. I drink lots of water, juice, and Crystal Light. And don't forget about coffee - I will not be giving this up.

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  5. i am in love with the brother, cherry coke. he is my friend. i can not allow him in our home.
    Phenylalanine, isn't it connected with embalming??

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  6. good luck with the break up... I'm a water drinker myself so all I can say is... Go H2O! :)

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  7. yeah-it's amazing what those chemicals can do. if they can do what you see in the picture on my blog today you have to wonder what they do to your insides! (see camelotcrier.blogspot.com)

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  8. Guess what Sarah! I'm sitting here eating some really yummy, approved "bestlife" Yoplait light fat-free apple turnover yogurt. On the back of the container it says in big red letters "Phenylketonurics:contains phenylalanine"

    We better google it.

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  10. Hi, Sarah, me again. Looks like it's not the Phenylalanine we have to worry about (unless we have PKU) but it's the aspartame in the phenylalanine that's bad. What's really bad is that I've been feeding this yogurt to my 15 month old daughter (sometimes even two whole containers a day!) and I'm going to switch to a different kind. Looks like aspartame is pretty bad stuff.

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  11. Ann - Crazy isn't it?!? I'm thinking its just better to eat the sugar in moderation and skip all the chemical stuff!

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