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Monday, July 4, 2011

Saved by...what?

The wicked bottle beckoned me over. I stared at it helplessly, my gaze riveted to it. I couldn't help but stare stupidly.

It released a sweat and my eyes followed it all the way down to the table where it sat and gloated at me triumphantly. I swallowed very hard as I could imagine how cold it was, could feel it on my tongue, going down my my stomach. Heck, I could even feel the belch rising lazily in my belly and coming out in a very satisfied rumble from the deep recess of my throat.
I tried to look away, alas, I was spell bound. Held captive by an icy cold bottle of coke.

I remembered my promise to my mum that I would count my calories and sincerely watch my weight...but it sounded so like 3 years ago. This was present. Here and now.

I suddenly started having "withdrawal symptoms". It felt like I had suddenly developed Malaria. I told myself I was ill and needed something very cold to reduce the temperature. What better to do that with, if not this bottle of coke, I reasoned to myself..."just for today. After today, I will no longer take it". Then I remembered that I was on the "count my calorie and watch my weight' road because I kept saying "I would start it tomorrow"

I left the room for the coke. I must confess, although this would have been seen as discipline and control, I did not feel too good about it. I felt like I had been challenged by a puppy. 

I do hope I can win other challenges in the future...*sigh*


  1. Perhaps you should read

  2. Read Femi Aribisala's article last night.

  3. LOL
    Coke is yummy sha
    Thanks for following my blog.
    I'm popping you on my blog roll so I'll def be back

  4. Thanxs for passing by mine..:-)

  5. I started my weight watch today...and i had sausages, a milkshake ad crisps...will try again help me God

    PS:this has been the story for the past two weeks..

  6. Ugandan girl...good to know that I am not the only "cheat"...
    But we really should stick to the rules we make for ourselves...its not easy though!

  7. looool.. aww bless you.. but ukno when you can't have something you want it more x

  8. Hahaha. Pardon my insensitivity because I'm convinced you didn't find the experience funny.

    Amazing how our systems make us see them as deserving of whatever pleasures we deny them.

    I've been 'sober' off coke (et al) for 3 years now - and it's not for weight reasons. In fact, I'm what you'd call a stick of a dude. I just use it to teach myself the pride of abstinence. Gotta admit, though, that my resolve is greatly tested whenever I see a cold bottle of Shweppes, Sprite or Fayrouz.

  9. Eeeya. Sorry, I know it is hard but I am sure the reward will be worth the effort in the end

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  11. lol! Its not an easy thing to say no to a bottle of cold Coke

  12. @Imisi...are you serious, 3 years? wow! I aspire to be like day!
    @Ilola..thanks for the encouragement and the follwership.
    @Breeze...Very hard, especially when you are really thirsty

  13. Just don't totally drop your Coke-drinking habit. It is more effective if you will do it gradually.