Ahhhhhhh….. I just cracked open my can of Diet Coke. It sends an instant muscle tension release through my shoulders. I know a guy who keeps saying to me, “that stuff will kill ya!” Really? You think so? But the copious amounts of rum and cigarettes that YOU consume are perfectly fine?
I know I am addicted. It’s not the caffeine I am addicted too. I get enough coffee in my day to take care of THAT addiction. I think it is the aspartame. I know it, I tried to kick the habit. Who are we kidding I half-heartily tried to kick the habit. I know it’s bad for my teeth, REALLY bad for my skin and who knows what it is doing to my insides. But after a very long day in the trenches, preceded by very little sleep, due to lots of reading for class, I am pretty sure I am not caring.
I am not one of those people who is always worrying about healthy food or plenty of exercise. When people say “research shows…” I <insert hand gesture here>, roll my eyes and move on. Every week something new is bad for me. I live in Edmonton. The air I breathe is great most days, but the refineries contribute carcinogens to my daily intake. I figured I am doomed because of the refineries anyways, but my Great Grandma lived to the ripe old age of 98. She lived only blocks away from the refineries.
I won’t eat processed food. Sausages, lunch meat, square cheese wrapped in plastic, Cheese that is spelled with a Z are all off my list. I eat fresh fruit and vegetables. I love Dairy, so butter is my spread of choice. To me Fresh is Best. In the olden days I use to can my own food, make my own jams and bake my own bread. I am better now, therapy helped out a lot. I still prefer it, but time is a huge factor.
I think I need to move more and eat less, but what I eat isn’t a huge issue. I don’t have high cholesterol, and my blood pressure is fine. I don’t smoke and have a drink less then occasionally. Sure I talk big, I pretend to want scotch and a cigar, but never indulge. Chocolate and Coffee are a normal part of everyday life for MOST people, so I am not even going to worry about that. So that leaves me with one serious vice, Diet Coke.
Yes I like the taste. Yes it makes me feel good and yes it is fun to play with.
So whats wrong with that?