When you are feeling thirsty don't grab a soda. Drink a glass of water first, then sip on your soda. Water is better than any sodas, even diet sodas. If you were like me and could drink a 2 Liter in a day, you will notice that your calories will be drastically cut down.
I do not spend 1 penny on cable. I also get to see most every TV show and movie I want for around $15 a month. This is what I do. First, I have a subscription of 1 movie at a time with Netflix which allows me to watch unlimited online movies even on my television.