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How much soda I've put in my body.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Drinking soda is the leading reason why I am so unhealthy. I have been drinking it every single day since I was four years old. That's a lot of soda.
Today I found myself wondering not only how I've let a sugary drink take such a strong hold over my life but also about how much soda I've put into my body. This was a scary scary thought but I feel like.... maybe I need that. So I did the math. Oh Boy.

I drink about 5 sodas per day. Every day.

5 Sodas X 365 days in a year = 1,825 Sodas per year.

I've been drinking them since I was 4.

18 years X 1,825 sodas per year = 32,850 sodas so far in my lifetime (about)

....Oh My.....

Well how many calories of soda have I put in my body?
I drink mostly 12oz cans of coke-140 calories.

32,850 cans of coke in my lifetime X 140 calories each = 4,599,000 calories of soda in my body

.....OOOH MYYY......

Well.... How many pounds of Coke have I put into my body :| ?

4,599,000 calories of soda in my lifetime / calories per pound (3500) = I've drank approximately 1,314 pounds worth of soda. Yikes.
I clearly have a problem.
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LYLAGARRITY 12/31/2013 8:46AM

    For years (and years and years) I drank at least a 2-liter bottle of cola (often more! sometimes two!) EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. (Whoa - that's 83 pounds of calories a year, I think.) I kicked a few months ago completely cold turkey. After a few days I didn't even miss it, or think about it (although just writing this is literally making my mouth water - my god that stuff was so amazingly delicious...). I really have to treat it like a drug addiction, I can't just have one can every once in a while, I can't have the diet stuff, it just has to be completely gone from my life.

So good luck, if I can do it you can definitely do it and a few months from now you are going to feel like a rock star when you realize you kicked.

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NEVERLOOKINDOWN 12/30/2013 2:48PM

    I think the best, but perhaps most painful, way for me to cut down will be to go cold turkey and completely remove it for 30 days to give my body a break and then I will allow it in as an occasional treat, but the secind i abuse it. Its gone.

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EDDYMEESE 12/29/2013 11:08PM

    My goodness, that is a lot of soda, lol! Good for you for recognizing it...any thoughts on how you're going to cut back?

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FENWAYGIRL18 12/29/2013 8:47AM

    Yes your drinking your calories , my son wasn't allowed to even drink soda till he was a teen and even then it's limited. No 4 yr old should ever be drinking soda.

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