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!
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."