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Thursday, January 24, 2013

As I walked up and down the aisles of the grocery store yesterday, I noticed almost every cart was filled with boxes of sodas. They were having a sale. $1.99 for a 12 pack. I guess it was a good price because it was in everyone’s cart.

I gave up soda ten plus years ago. Diet coke. Now I’ll have maybe one or two glasses a year.

I drink water. I love water. Usually ice water. Sometimes with lemon. I never have trouble drinking my eight glasses a day.

Last weekend I came down with an awful stomach bug. Several people brought me bottles of gingerale. I have to admit when I was able to drink it, it was wonderful.

For the next few days I realized I was reaching for the gingerale, and wasn’t drinking enough water.

I’m glad the gingerale is gone. Even after ten years, I guess I’m still a soda addict.
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    1882 days ago
    I am struggling to give up my Diet Dr. Pepper! Good for you! See how addictive it is? I don't even count ginger ale as soda. So, I am doubly impressed with you! Way to go!
    1882 days ago
    I just came down with a bug this afternoon and had ginger ale and toast for dinner. Otherwise(when I am healthy) no soda for me either. I usually keep a couple ginger ales on hand for my pulled pork crock pot recipe.
    1882 days ago
    I'm a pop addict too, even if I went a couple of weeks without recently - I was just too lazy to go out and get more. :)
    1882 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    I have a can of Diet Coke a day. I did give it up for a long time when my husband and I were on a Pritikin-based diet--and you know what? It felt pretty good. I think it's become a bad habit though now--maybe I'll try to taper and have one every other day. It seems to be the time. Thanks for the blog!
    1882 days ago
    emoticon I think once we realize we are addicted even though we go off of it we are still addicted.
    1883 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    Alot of people are gettung the new NoroVirus. They say it's pretty bad. You have a point about how easy it would be to fall back into the soda addiction.
    1883 days ago
    I finally gave Pepsi up on October 25th, 2012......I use it as my ticker to remind me how good I am doing...Because I never thought I would quit it. Glad I did tho......felt best I have from that in a long time.....

    WTG on 10 years of not having it.....once in a while is ok...just to give your body a treat.....I tried to have a small 6oz on about 2 months ago....and yucky......i drink water, tea, coffee now.
    1884 days ago
    But you remembered your why's and no more pop for you.
    I have given it up as well, recently, and don't miss it and I had one the other day and ICK!

    emoticon Sharing a glass with you.
    1884 days ago
    I don't drink soda either. I usually drink coffee or water. Occasionally, I will have milk which I love.

    When I am sick with a bug, I will have ginger ale. I usually don't finish the bottle and just end up throwing it our.
    1884 days ago
    L know what you mean. I am always amazed when I go grocery shopping and see how many people buy soda. I love water. I drink it with fresh lemon squeezed into it. Mmmm! emoticon
    1885 days ago
    Wow! Good for you with the water.
    I really struggle with it, even though I don't drink much soda.
    (Crystal Light & Mio these days)
    1885 days ago
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