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Evil, evil soda

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Just a quick blog before I head out to walk.

My thighs are killing me! Whew, there I said it. Last night it took a very long time for me to climb up the stairs to go to bed. Obviously I haven't used those muscles as much as I thought I had. This running and swimming and is kicking my butt (literally). But it feels good and should really help me drop more weight. Haven't weighed-in lately and I want to hold out a bit longer before stepping on the scale.

And the soda battle? I cannot believe how hard giving up soda is. I want soda. When it is hot (or just I'm hot) I want soda. A nice, cold can of something to chug down. I've been drinking iced tea like it's the only liquid on earth. Made 2 pots yesterday, plus the one I already had cooling in the frig. I had a small amount of Sprite on Sunday that was mixed in with punch at a couple of grad parties. One party even had whole cans available but I didn't have any, just the punch. I'm not a big fan of, what tasted like, Hawaiian Punch so just one glass was enough. But if it had been plain Sprite instead of that mix I'm not sure what I would have done. I've even been filling one of my water bottles with tea and that has helped a lot. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    When you think you are going to scream and continue your 100% commitment it does break and you start feeling better.

P.S. It isn't the soda that is the issue my friend. It is the issue behind the sabotage.

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HAZELFRUIT 6/10/2014 2:45PM

    Good job! Have you tried flavored sparkling water?

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KAT321123 6/10/2014 9:13AM

    Habits/addictions are SO hard to break, so kudos to you for trying!

I haven't been a soda drinker in a very long time, but I used to avoid water like crazy. Now water, hot tea, and coffee are really the only things I drink. A few benefits to this are that they're all close to calorie-free, so I can use my calories on things that actually nourish my body. Diet soda is calorie-free, but the artificial sweeteners scare me and still cause sugar cravings -- no thanks!

But again, super hard habit to break! One idea is to still allow yourself soda, but begin to "water" it down with seltzer until you no longer "need" the soda. Remember every little positive change you make is a HUGE step!

You've got this.

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ICECUB 6/10/2014 7:25AM

    I use to drink mainly diet coke and coffee no water. I felt terrible. you can do this. it will br worth it.

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GONNALOSE5 6/10/2014 7:18AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Know you are not alone. Take baby steps if you must.

Comment edited on: 6/10/2014 7:19:37 AM

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SNS1968 6/10/2014 7:14AM

    I do about one can a week, if that. Cut down from a can a day habit.

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JSTETSER 6/10/2014 7:06AM

    Giving up soda is an excellent step towards good health.

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JAROL7 6/10/2014 7:02AM

    Try the very best drink in the world ... water.

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