That’s It!

That’s It, I cried.  I can be a slave no longer to this hideous addiction.  Like David Bowie in tights, his massive hair styled to be the envy of any porcupine.  I watch myself, like Sarah in the Labyrinth, I remember those last few crucial words ‘you have no power over me’.  My battle is with my beautiful friend Coca Cola.  Since I started to become more well in my depression journey I found that I needed something that could constantly be with me.  People leave and get busy, they get schedules and fall ill and cancel plans.  But Coca Cola doesn’t.  I don’t know how I subconsciously made this decision, but I did and it saw me drinking two yes TWO litres of Coca Cola EACH day.  You’ve heard how people who are addicted to over the counter medications, well they go pharmacy shopping.  When you have a Coca Cola addiction, you go Supermarket shopping, well that’s what I did.  I was so embarrassed about how much I needed this drink, that I only ever purchased five 2 litre bottles at a time.  I’d often have my best friend and my Husband out buying for me too.  I even had my best friend contact me each time there was a special in the local supermarket so I could scurry on down there and get me some delicious cold caffeine.  We’re talking long term too, I think this has been going on for two years.  Well this week I decided NO MORE.  I did not want to HAVE to go down to the shops to purchase it, I’d already researched a flavoured water that I really liked but it would cost me double the price of Coca Cola.  So down to the store I go on this Sunday morning and I buy myself about 5 litres of flavoured water and 3 six packs of bottled water.  (I have a thing about tap water).  I actually managed for two days but I found I was missing the fizz and the flavour.  I acted very maturely but when a friend invited me out to dinner at Hungry Jacks I was beside myself, the standard drink is a Coke!  It was heavenly, oh my gosh I really missed it so much but I promised myself I would remain on the flavoured water and water bottles that I had purchased.  I’m not going to stress myself out if I have one drink of Coca Cola here and there, its still so much better than the amounts I was drinking up until now.  So thankyou for listening to my strange little addiction, feel free to share yours  in the comments.

Author: thedepressedcaravan

Hey! I am a passionate advocate for those with depression following my own journey with severe depression. I still have depression however I have found a way with professional help and sheer determination, to reach out to others and to stay connected to life and my local community. I LOVE music, art: watercolour and brush lettering and live to help others. I'm very into self-development and love activities that focus on the beauty in life and simple things.

3 thoughts on “That’s It!”

      1. Its even worse cause my boyfriend also has the same problem and if we see eachother drinking it we both get tempted. Did notice that switching to cans helped me reduce my consumption cause cans are waaay more expensive.

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