I hate water. Not the kind you swim in or use to wash your car with, of course. No, I’m talking about the kind you drink. And what’s the recommended dose these days, like the size of Lake Michigan? It’s brutal.
For the longest time, I wouldn’t drink anything other than juice, going through gallons of it a week. But unfortunately, it’s gotten even worse. Now I’m on the soda pop bandwagon – that’s something I never thought I would say. But if there was a Pepsi Anonymous meeting somewhere, I would attend, looking for help. “Hello. My name is Amy. And I’m a sodaholic.”
Growing up, soda was always considered a special treat in our house. We only got it when my grandparents visited, or when we got the ultimate fast food reward! Years later, I was astonished when I saw my Dad go through can after can of Diet Pepsi every day. Then the curse hit my sister. And now me.
Honestly, I don’t even like soda. It never quenches my thirst, and it even gives me heartburn. But… it’s better than water.
I’ve tried to enjoy water. Really, I have. Tap water, sparkling water, flavored water, water with lemon… trust me, I’ve tried. But alas, I’d rather be dehydrated, with a headache. Or reach for my Diet Pepsi.
If a glass of water and a can of soda were both sitting in front of you, which one would you reach for?