One of the hardest things I’ve had to give up on my quest for a healthy weight is Dr. Pepper aka Heaven’s Juice aka the Fix. Over the past 20 years it would have been very unusual to see me without a 32 oz cup of Dr. Pepper, the straw permanently pointed, even reaching toward my cinnamon colored lips.
Most of the time I even find it difficult to remember what other liquids might be an option. Diet sodas are rejected immediately as too disgusting. Iced tea is acceptable, but not always readily available in a palatable form. Water is usually my fallback but really, 64 ounces a day?! Who has that much time for bathroom breaks?! Dr. Pepper does not affect me in that way.
As my scale verified this morning. I’m behind on my weight loss goal my friends. I could blame it on PMS or lack of exercise or the Baked Potato Salad I made yesterday, but we all know it was the Dr. Peppers.
And that makes me very sad.