I was in the mood for a soda.
I’ve been avoiding it for a while, though by no means have I cut it out entirely like last time. Today I had a headache and I felt weak. So, naturally, I figured a soda was the panacea for my woes. (Couldn’t possibly be my eating disorder, right? Sigh.)
I walked across the street to the Walgreens, grabbed a soda and a bottle of Tylenol – both of which I opened and consumed during the checkout process.
I will admit, I DO have a habit of double checking the bottle to insure I grabbed the Diet — (especially when it comes to Fresca which does not have the Diet label).
However, not until I walked outside did I realize I grabbed (and consumed several sips of):
Dun, Dun, Dun.
20 calories of High Fructose Corn Syrup and chemicals.
It should be noted I did not:
a) Immediately throw the bottle away and obsess about this “transgression.”
b) Worry about it much at all.
I finished the bottle. I don’t know why. I don’t care why. It wasn’t a challenge or a fear I conquered.
It was a freaking soda. That’s it. Ends there.
My lack of reaction was foreign to me. Yes, I am still thinking about it – but more in wonderment than pride.
- If you’ve ever been caught up in the pursuit of “clean eating” or health…has anything similar ever happen to you?
Ps- It should be noted I still think HFCS is a very. bad. thing. But HFCS happens. Could be worse.