This week's Photohunt theme is addiction. I have a serious addiction to two things; Internet and sweet sugary drinks. Do you call it soda or pop? I call it soda. I grew up in a house where there was always a bottle of soda in the refrigerator. Remember those large 32 oz glass bottles? We used to always have one in the refrigerator and it was so refreshing on the hot summer days. I went away to college and they were cheap drinks so I started drinking even more. But it got really bad when I went to work for a software company which stocked the refrigerators at work with free soda. I was drinking 3-4 a day or more. I used to stack the cans up in my office.
I did this for about 10 years and gained over 20 pounds. In 2000, I made a strong effort and stopped drinking them. It was amazing how I started to lose weight. It was a good motivation to keep me away. I started exercising in and in a couple of years I had lost almost 35 pounds. I've stopped exercising so I've put some of the weight back on but not all. And I've been able to control my urges and not drink soda very often. I did break down recently as you can see from the photo above. But I got really small cans, I have only drank one a day and I don't intend to buy another 6 pack for a while.
The internet... well that is another story. What's your addiction?