I have a serious addiction.
My love of Dr Pepper runs deep.
Very, very deep.
It's been a longstanding affair.....probably 20 years worth.
I'm sure my mom wasn't one of those moms that let us drink soda when we were young, so I'm guessing around 10 years old I wandered out into the world and discovered DP.
Especially since she didn't like it herself.
Man it's good.
I only remember one time loving a drink more than I loved DP.
It was after 21 hours of labor with my dear firstborn.
My only request at the end was Sprite. Why Sprite?
Maybe that's all they had.
I drank about 5 of them. Literally.
As soon as my dear son came out, I had my husband fetching all the hard, cold Sprite he could find.
They were cleaning out fridges on every floor.
What good memories...
Anyway, back to the DP.
I have gotten into the extremely unhealthy habit of consuming numerous DPs (and by numerous I mean multiple, go large size, styrofoam cups).....all in one day!!
Yeah, thousands of calories I'm sure. Not to mention the caffeine and whatever else is in those things.
But, wow, they're good.
So, I have made an effort lately to only drink DP when eating out at a restaurant.
And since we have recently cut eating out to slim-to-none, it's causing me to cut down on my DP drastically.
That wasn't the plan. I was going to slack off a little. This is a HUGE deal.
So far it's okay. I'm very tired on most days and it's probably because I was burning caffeine like those trucks burn diesel fuel....like a maniac!
And I do appreciate it better when I go out to eat occasionally and have a nice cold glass.
So, to my dear friends, help this 10 stepper and do not mention the words dp for a few weeks. At least until I get this monster under control. :)