I have a confession to make to all of you. I have been holding back this little secret in fear that you would all turn your backs on me and not like me anymore. I recently finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse. Yes, just like Lindsey, Britney, Amy Winehouse and now Kirsten Dunst, I too had trouble controlling myself around my substance of choice.
It was all innocent at first. Everyone around me was doing it. At first I was just using once a day. But soon my cravings caused me to use 3 maybe 4 times a day.
To make matters worse I was using in front of my children. I started using in public and at one point I didn't care who saw me doing it. I caused my husband to become my enabler and often asked him to go buy my "drug" for me.
I visited my supplier often and each time I said this would be the last. I always told myself I would buy just a little more, just enough to last me a few more days and that would be it. No more using.
My addiction was causing me problems. My stomach was hurting constantly and the financial strain was unbearable. And I honestly thought it was keeping me thin.
So, now I admit to you all that "Hi, my name is CM and I am a recovering Diet Coke aholic." I know, I know, you all thought I was stronger than this. But, it tasted so good at first. It all seems so innocent. But then I read nasty rumors about its main ingredient Aspertame and how it caused cancer and memory loss. I was at my rock bottom people. Could I give up my beloved for less stomach aches?
Well, it turns out I could. I haven't used in about 2 months now and I have to say that I feel better. My stomach aches have gone away! I feel better because now I am drinking more water! So, yeah me! Did I have you going there? Did you really think I had some awful addiction to Narcotics? Oh and I threw in the whole "Financial Strain" thing for dramatic affect! I'm nothing if not dramatic!