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3/4/13 8:58 P

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I very rarely drink any soda and when I do , it is only sprite zero, no caffiene no calories no artificial coloring. I prefer water and have done so since 2003 when I had brain surgery. Due to my med's my weight is up and down and I cannot stand sugary drinks..that is the one positive thing I have mastered. Thank the Lord Jesus Christ!!


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3/3/13 6:18 A

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I haven't had a regular soda in over 25 years. I've been working on cutting down my diet coke problem- I was up to 2-3 a day now I'm down to 1-2 a month. I do love the clearly American calorie free caffeine free sparkling waters from walmart.

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1/3/13 6:39 P

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Congratulations SNOWYOGA !! That is awesome........I still love my water, teas and coffee and still don't use sugar or sugar substitutes.... emoticon

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1/3/13 6:02 P

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None for over 14 years

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12/24/12 8:52 P

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emoticon that's another good additive for fresh water is fresh oranges and I too like the orange peel...So weird right..How about the grapefruit...when i was a little girl I grew up on the Florida Minute Maid Groves...They are part of Coca Cola's food Division...we even had baked grapefruit sprinkled with cinnamon brown sugar!! yummy and pickled watermelon rind...Lol My mom and her parents are from WV They even knew how to make tomatoe preserves...and it is awesome..Some people think I am strange specially when I talk about my grannies Chow chow.. I loved her preserves and canning vegetables....mmm good!!

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12/24/12 2:19 P

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I've been doing great cutting out the real soda. I just have to REMEMBER not to do it. I'm like an alcoholic with them. One sugary drink and I need/want more. It's a very very strong craving.

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12/24/12 2:16 P

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I like orange rinds... they are yummy

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12/23/12 8:09 P

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Me, one who doesn't usually drink pop, had some Friday and didn't even think about it at first...just saw Wild Cherry Pepsi, which this town you don't see often, and I got it, but been back to my Walmart "Crystal Light" Tea since emoticon



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12/23/12 6:03 P

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emoticon Keep up the good work, Beth...also try adding lemon slices to your water...I like to chew on them after wards and it;s not for veryone...I do eat the lemon Rind..I don't know why I just like them...

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I've been good for 2 days now! Woohoo!

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12/23/12 2:24 A

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Good going girls...I kicked that habit a long time ago..If i do get an urge for a soda I only allow myself a Sprite Zero, O calories O caffeine...But it is usually water and a few cups of coffee. Iced tea or hot tea with no sugar or sugar substitute for me and my favorite is cinnamon apple by Celestial it is an herbal tea..Try it with just a teaspoon of honey... I do know for every cup of coffee you need to drink at least 2 cups of water to rehydrate your body. I take a lot of allergy meds so I need the caffiene to stay alert..or I would give up coffee all together..But once you get off the soda you won't miss it.. Keep up the good work, I'm proud of you. emoticon

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12/20/12 8:55 P

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I was addicted to Coca-Cola forever, but stopped drinking it a bit before rejoining Spark because the caffeine was affecting my heart big-time. Then I was down to drinking one non-caffeinated soda once or twice a week like Sprite or root beer. But I've tried to cut that out, too. Staying away from fast food has helped tremendously to get rid of my soda habit. I don't like diet soda because I hate fake sugars and I've heard and seen too much of how they affect people (lupus and other serious diseases aggravated or brought on by them).

I bought one of those 16oz. refillable cups with a straw at the dollar store and now I'm chugging water like crazy! Don't know why, but it's easier to drink from the straw than down it straight from a glass. I found trying to gulp down so much water intimidating.

I drink herbal tea, mostly non-caffeinated but sometimes black tea or Earl Grey. That's plenty now.
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12/19/12 10:41 P

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Before I knew what I was doing I had part of a real soda down today. Did I start over? IMMEDIATELY , not tomorrow, not even after I finished the whole bottle. IMMEDIATELY when I realized what I was doing, I switched to water. That is saying something, because I don't have sda in the house. I bought it!

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12/19/12 5:14 P

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STOP DRINKING SODA in the house. only special occasions. but will stop that now.

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12/19/12 7:10 A

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Never drink regular soda, don't often drink diet soda except as a mixer in the occasional tipple!! Stick mostly to tea with sweeteners, water with no added sugar squash - hot or cold, and the odd mug of coffee with sweeteners.

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I drink diet soda but I will try to drink more water

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12/19/12 5:28 A

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Same here, I cut out my sodas in 2002! all I drink is water, occasional hot tea, coffee, or juice...but all those are rare!

This is a great challenge!

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12/18/12 9:15 P

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I can't remember the last time I had a regular pop. I have to admit though, I still enjoy a Diet Coke when I'm driving, but at home I usually just drink water or Crystal Light. I also like the diet Cran-Grape by Ocean Spray when I can find it at the grocery store.

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None for me in years.

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I don't remember ever drinking regular soda. I always drank diet, and now I rarely drink that.

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No regular soda since 1998. I still do some 0 calorie diet sodas, unsw teas, and water. 1 cup of coffee 5 or 6 days a week at breakfast.


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Haven't had ANY KIND of soda for 6 weeks. I just drink unsweetened tea with Stevia.


It's a new dawn....
It's a new day....
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I will be overweight for a little bit longer ...but starting TODAY, I will be a little less overweight than I was yesterday!
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12/18/12 1:22 P

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Not a problem here. I not allowed to have soda because of my surgery. emoticon

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I'm in bc I rarely have pop anymore lol usually just 7up when my stomach is upset emoticon



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I'm in for this one!! I rarely have it but do occasionally when we are traveling. So no more regular pop, even on the road!!

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I win this one. I haven't had one in five years.... oh, wait I sucked on my hubby's once last week, and once last summer. usually it's an accident cause I can't tell the difference but hubby can so he has to set me straight.

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I gave up all soda and pop in 1991 and all I drink is tea, all kinds of teas and coffees and water, tons of water all the time with fresh squeezed lemon once a day in it.

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Beth, I am way ahead! I haven't had regular soda for several years!
I don't like the way it makes me bloat!
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No regular soda counts here. Diet sodas and Crystal Light are acceptable as long as you get your water in.

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