Thanks Dr. Freud. It always amazes when someone compiles a complete psychological profile out of one post.
I grabbed some Crystal Light. Lemonade and Lemon Lime. Stuff is not bad. I'm trying to get away from not just the sugar but the carbonation as well so the club soda is a no go.
I've been thinking about what it was about the Coke that had me hooked. I really can't put my finger on it. I have a desk job during the day and I think boredom and daily routine had more to do with it than anything else. You take a break and grab a Coke. You go to lunch and order a Coke. You take another break and grab a Coke.
Caffeine may have had a little bit to do with it. In any case, it's now been a couple of weeks. I did have some caffeine withdrawls for the first few days. Headaches and lethargy but that's pretty much done and over. I'll stick with the Crystal Light for a couple more weeks and move onto water and iced tea. I'm not thrilled about drinking lots of artificial sweetener.
Oh, and the lemonade with a couple scoops of protein powder tastes great! Kind of like lemon meringue.
Thanks for the suggestions all!