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Thursday, June 13, 2013

A few nights ago we went to the local fair and was thirsty. The husband wanted a Lemon Shake-Up and I said nooooooo. He said "It's not soda!" Nope, but has got to have even more sugar than one! So, I got a water (and he reluctantly drank it, too). That wasn't too hard since I didn't have 30 days of soda free under my belt.
Last night I came home from work and wanted to go to Gene's Rootbeer stand for Spanish dogs for dinner. And as we were walking out the door I nearly cried and said we can't do that! Root Beer! Duh! That made me mad and I am starting to wonder if I can really do this. I mean: Can I live a normal life drinking tea/coffee 95% of the time and being able to enjoy the occasional root beer (we only go to that stand two or three times in the summer) or lemon shake-up? Anyway, I said Forget about it! and ordered a half-gallon of root beer along with the hot dogs to take home. Got home, got two glasses out, discovered we still had Crystal Light left, poured my husband a glass of root beer and myself a glass of Crystal Light!
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But, that leads me to ponder: What am I going to do in the long run? No, soda and such is NOT a part of a normal diet. But, I would like to occasionally enjoy it as one would a dessert. When I say occasionally, I mean once a month. But, before once has turned into twice which has led to three times which has led to........being 90 lbs overweight. Do any of you have any good suggestions? I wonder if I go soda free for a few months if I have it again then maybe I can control it. I don't want soda to rule my life one way or another. I have a really, really, really bad habit of seeing things in black and white. On or off. Yes or no. And I know right now if I have ONE soda I will think "ok, it's over. I broke the streak. Now drink soda."
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    Stick with the plan for alittle longer and see how you feel in another month and if you think you can control I say having occasional soda is not going to kill you. You can do it.
    1679 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    I had a soda the other day - the first can of Pepsi I had consumed in probably a year. It wasn't that good, and I will probably not repeat the experience. The calories are not worth it, and in the sugar free, the chemicals are not worth it!
    1680 days ago
    Stick with your plan. Eventually you won't even like the taste of soda, too sweet. Also any soda is hard on the bones and we need our bones to be healthy before we need a sweet drink. emoticon
    1680 days ago
    Stick with your plan!

    You will eventually get to a point when you realize it is VERY BLOATING and doesn't make you feel very good.

    An occassional treat - may (in the future) be ok especially if you can make it a diet soda if it prevents you from eating or drinking a high calorie snack
    1680 days ago
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