This has been a long time coming. I’m actually trembling as I type these sad, sad words: 30 days without soda. I do love my Diet Pepsi, Diet Mountain Dew, and Apple Beer. I remember a line in Supersize Me where Spurlock says something about feeling happier after getting his fast food, even though it doesn’t make him feel good. I know where he’s coming from. For the last decade, I’ve drank between 44 and 150 ounces of soda every single day, give or take. I should look at that and think about the money I’ve wasted, but instead I look at it and think: “Wow I love soda.”
And it’s true. Boo hoo hoo. I always assumed that I was addicted to caffeine so I was scared to get off of it. But then I’d quit for a week or two and wouldn’t have headaches or side effects. If anyting, I’m addicted to the stupid bubbles. I’ve never been addicted to anything that I can think of–that’s one of the reasons for this 30 day furlough. I don’t like it when I can’t control things, and I cannot do this in moderation. I’m going to be reporting on Fridays, unless I need to do it more often.
I have too many goals, both financial and health-related, to keep this up. The main problem with soda is, there is nothing of value in it. Diet Soda might not have much in it, but it still has sodium. No matter what, I’ve always drank more soda than water, and I can’t help but wonder how that has effected my body. We’re going to find out…starting now…no…wait for it…
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If you’ve had similar thoughts, come try this out with me. We’ll all have a good cry in the comments section and talk each other down from the ledge when we want those bubbles.