So I was thinking today, I wish there was CLA meetings (Crystal Light Anonymous) meetings. I could just imagine, it would be every Tuesday at 6pm. There would be a group of us sitting down, hugging our water bottles, all ready to tell out stories of Crystal Light. I would want to get my talking over with, so I would go first….
Hi everyone, my name is Tony, and I am addicted to Crystal Light. I have been clean and sober for 8 months now, but it has been tough. My addiction started when I was much younger, the good old 1990’s. My mom and I would go shopping, and weight was always a issue, so during the Snackwell days, I looked for anything that was low calorie. Sodas were good, but there were not the variety I wanted. Then I saw this product Crystal Light. It came in a couple of flavors (Lemonade, Iced Tea, Raspberry,and did I say Lemonade) and it was in 2 quart mixes. I bought some, and it was okay. I tried to make single glasses, but it was nothing exciting. I would do it occasionally, but was never loving it that much.
A few years later, someone at the Crystal Light factory, who I like to call “The richest man alive” came up with a idea. He made different delicious flavors for Crystal Light, and he made them pre-portioned to go into water bottles. I bought a box, and remembered the taste when I was younger, but so much better.
At first, I bought a box, but then it was a few boxes a week. My wife was drinking them with me, and we were living the good life. Kiwi Strawberry, Blueberry Tea, you name it. We were on top of the world.
I always knew that straight water was better for you, but the Crystal Light was so good. I would have it with my Chinese Food, I would have it with my McDonalds. I would drink it at night, and all day. I loved the stuff!
While I was drinking all of this, i was gaining tons of weight. Now, Crystal Light is only 5 calories, so who cares. But it made me more hungry. But who cares! All those flavors, yum……
So I made a commitment to go cold turkey when I began my weight loss journey. I threw away 12 boxes of Crystal Light, and gave away 6 more. I have been clean for 8 months. And I hope I will be clean for the rest of my life.
After the meeting, we would all get together and chat. And then I could imagine a guy pulling me to the side and pulling out a Crystal Light Raspberry Ice pack. And all he would have to say is:
“One won’t hurt, will it?”