My first two high school-era jobs were a movie theater and a gas station, and at each one I would drink an absurd amount of Coke. Thinking of it now, it makes me sick. Especially at the gas station, where every day I would start my shift by filling up a 32 cup, then refill it 3-4 times over the course of my 8 hour shift, then get one for the road. Combined with the fast food I was eating almost every day, it’s not hard to see how I ballooned to over 320 pounds. I also fucked up my teeth pretty good.
I made an effort to quit about 8 years ago. Switched to sweet tea, then unsweetened tea, then mostly coffee and water. I used to think water was boring, but now even if I’m eating and I could justify treating myself with a Coke, I’ll choose water instead. I actually prefer it.