Welcome to SparkPeople!
I have to share this with you. I used to be a Diet Dr Pepper addict! Now the only time I will buy a 2 litre bottle of the cheapest cola in the store is to clean my toilets with it! Trust me...water gooood!
You have everything here on SparkPeople to succeed. The learning is forever. The thing that comes up most to me is remembering that I am focused on a healthy lifestyle and to lose all excuses. It's on me to own it! I've achieved my goal weight, and now the journey lasts forever in maintaining and just getting better every day. If you do what you are committed to, backing it up with determination, patience and persistence, it becomes natural! You know you are in the lifestyle. Have fun with it. Give it all you got and you will remember all this. Life gets so much more better! I wish you all the best. Be well!