I sit here, having some delicious tortilla chips and home made salsa from a local Mexican restaurant. It’s a great Halloween treat as I bask in the cold air and loud humming computers at work. The thing is, now I want a can of Pepsi. So, what’s the problem with that? Well, I have stopped drinking most caffeine lately and that includes my nightly can of Pepsi to get me through my supper and night shift.
I thought I would struggle, fight it, hate it, but in fact it’s not been too bad. I have a cup of tea when I wake up and sometimes another about halfway through my night. Until I have something salty, crunchy, and savory, then I NEED a fizzy sweet drink. That’s where I am at the moment. I’m enjoying the chips and salsa, a couple of tacos, and later I have a burrito for supper. My mouth, my mind, my hands, my gut, everything is screaming, SODA SODA, GIVE US REFRESHING SODA!!!
I know what will happen. I’ll have the Pepsi, drink a few drinks, and then the romance will wear off and I’ll be thinking of how that sugary sappy feeling in my mouth isn’t very pleasant. I’ll realize it’s not as fizzy as I remember, and that it doesn’t compliment the food quite as well as I thought it did.
I think I just talked myself into a glass of water. Sad, but true. Pepsi might be a thing of the past for me….stay tuned for more temptations and forks in the road to no caffeine!