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The cost of my addiction

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Over a month ago I said good bye to sodas. I quit cold turkey. Today, I noticed an article headline saying that Water had replaced Sodas as the #1 beverage. The very first thought I had before I even read the article was, "Well in this economy it's best to go with what's free."

That got me thinking, so I did the math. Considering that a can of soda, on average, costs around $.40, and I used to drink roughly 7 cans a day, that meant that I was drinking just shy of $20 (twenty dollars) a week! $19.60 * 4 weeks = $78.40 of my hard earned dollars literally pissed away. (sorry for the crudeness)

That means in the span of 1 year, I spent roughly $950, on Diet Pepsi.

No wonder I was so broke.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MINEA999 3/13/2013 5:19PM

    Isn't it amazing? I noticed how much I was spending on it too - Diet Pepsi with Lime was my addiction. But i've cut it out now completely except for the odd one when I eat out (which isn't often anymore). It's saving me money and it's helping me get more water in because I need to drink something! I also read a few articles on how the aspartame in diet soda was not only bad for you (maybe even cancer causing) but that it also actually creates cravings for sweets. Since I cut out the diet pepsi the last 3 weeks, I have noticed a marked difference in my sweet cravings too. So there might be something to that!

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/13/2013 11:47AM

    It's amazing how much those "little" habits really cost! Congrats on giving it up!

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LAILATN 3/13/2013 10:17AM

    emoticon Great way to look at things and motivate yourself!

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FISHER011 3/12/2013 8:57PM

    Love it & the way you say it!
emoticon on breaking that costly addiction emoticon

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    Keep it up. I still am working on that one. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PJ2222 3/12/2013 7:59PM

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