You rock! For me, quitting soda has been a roller coaster. You almost know it's bad for you as difficult as it is to get past. I wake up motivated to get out of bed because a diet coke is waiting for me at a terrible fast food place. That's not okay.
I'm drinking water today with a goal of one soda. I don't want a caffeine headache, but I'll get back down to zero by the end of the week. I'll hold onto your success to help me do it.
Thanks so much!!
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8/31/13 2:56 P
Congratulations! It makes a big difference, setting a goal which may seem small but is large when you have to confront it throughout the day, every day. Good for you! How are you celebrating?
8/31/13 10:47 A
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8/30/13 11:00 P
Okay. I’m rough on myself, so I need to recognize one major achievement for myself.
My goal is more than just weight loss… it has to be permanent! It has to be habit-forming and a healthy lifestyle.
So I’m REALLY proud of myself for quitting soda. That was unbelievably hard for me. I heavily relied on the caffeine and sugar to supply my energy, motivation, and mood, when in reality it was just damaging me. When I quit cold turkey I had major withdrawals, it was like PMS+Migraines for two weeks!
For over a month I thought about soda at every meal. Nothing tasted good or felt right without a Dr Pepper. I said over and over again “A Dr Pepper would be so good right now!” to the point of driving my husband insane.
Now, I’ve finally gotten used to drinking 10-12 cups of water per day. I use my water bottle at meals and ask for water at restaurants.
I wasn’t perfect at the start - I ordered lemonades and drank Arnold Palmer from cans to make it feel like I was still drinking soda. But I knew that was a cop out and those things too faded.
My goal on my 22nd Birthday was to make it without soda to my 23rd Birthday, but I don’t think I’ll want soda then. :)
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