Ah man this is my love story with Coke. Last August I tried to wean myself off of it, but I failed miserably, lasting only 4 days. This Sunday, however, I felt pain in my lower back and I was sure it was due to my Coke consumption. Today makes it my fifth consecutive day without the black stuff – the longest in my entire adult life. My substitute has been water but I’ll be back to my bad old ways in a matter of time. It’s (almost) inevitable.