Hello. My name is Hank. And I am an addict.
You may remember a while back when I posted a video confession about how addicted to Monster energy drinks I am. It was more of a video talking about how caffeine seemed to affect me differently now that I have lost a good bit of weight. I told you about how I had gone from drinking a couple of those things a week, to one a day, to two a day. And some days I will have as many as three (or four). But at no time in the video did I ever talk about quitting the habit or even slowing it down.
Something struck me this week.
I am beyond addicted to the blue can Lo-carb Monster energy drinks. I get headaches if I dont drink at least two a day. I feel antsy if it takes me too long to get my hands on one. I spend somewhere around $5 a day (sometimes more) on that canned jet fuel. I get mad if I can’t get one.
They say you are what you eat and in this case what I drink (Monster) is making me what I drink (a monster.)
And here is something else that made me open up and say ah.
Around the same time that I started drinking two a day on a regular basis is about the same time that I started hitting a weight plateau. Are they related? I am thinking that yes, they might be.
I really have not lost any weight for several months now. I have been sort of floating up and down, hovering around 250 lbs, like a beautiful, obese hummingbird. Yet I have been eating well and exercising like a champ.
Could it be the incredible amount of chemicals and fake sugar that I have been pumping into my body for the past 8 or 9 months? I know that artificial sweeteners do some weird things to your body. Is one of those things something that makes you NOT lose weight, or even gain it. This would be a great time if you have some hard knowledge about this topic (no amateur non-sense please) to leave a comment about the effects of artificial sweeteners on your insulin and whatnot.
Well I have come to a decision that even if the two are not related, it is high time that I get off the juice. Call me
maybe crazy but I am thinking that there are a couple of other minor health issues that I am experiencing that might be caused by this sh*t too. Urgh. I hate my addictive personality (the part where I am too easily addicted to things…not the part where my dashing charm and swoon-worthy appeal draw YOU to be addicted to ME…I love that part.)
So here is where I need your help. I am physically and psychologically addicted to this pop-top evil in a tin and I need some encouragement to get me off of it. I am sitting here writing this, having only had one today, and it is driving me crazy. I feel that this might be as tough as getting off cigs or heroin or Jersey Shore. Let me know how you have kicked habits in the past. What do you feel like is impeding your progress in life? Let’s encourage and support each other to keep tearing down these walls that are holding us back from reaching our goals!
Plus if I can kick this habit, I will be saving somewhere between $35 and $45 a week!
Help me crush this habit and let’s all see if the weight starts to come off again.