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Soda Be Gone

Thursday, June 04, 2009

This is one area that is a big challenge for me. Some people it's sweets, chips, or even cigarettes. Mine...Pepsi. It's been that way for a long time. So I have decided to aggressively wean myself from this, bitter-sweet evil.

I will not go cold turkey, I have tried it, and it is not pretty. I have a step down program that I am putting myself on. I know some of you are probably smiling at this one, but just like any other addiction, cold turkey can be pretty difficult. Right now I drink about 2 bottles a day (no not 2 liters, haha) 20 oz or 2 glasses. so my goal is to decrease it by a half bottle or glass for the next week. I will gradually decrease it until it is no longer a problem for me. This may take a while, but as long as I am going in the right direction, it's all good.

I know that others are out there with similar addictions, maybe not the same kind, but they are all addictions. We are here on SP for a reason, and that is to make ourselves healthy.

So here is to less soda in my body, and more in the store :):)

p.s. interesting fact; did you know that Mountain Dew has vegetable oil in it? it's a thickening agent. How gross! I prefer Pepsi anyway (but not for long)...
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  • MRSBIGGLESWORTH
    Good for you Genia!

    It's all good when we give up bad habits. Not only that, but the carbonation isn't good for the enamel on your teeth....plus it stains them too. However, I love Diet Coke with Lime, and have it as a "treat" on the weekend.....one 12 oz. can a day only - limit of 2. You know what?? After drinking water for so long, if I have more than that, it tastes too sweet and it's not "refreshing" anymore. I'm addicted now to water with lemon juice in it.....that's a habit I can live with.

    Good luck!
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    3886 days ago
  • EVER-HOPEFUL
    question?what is mountian dew,it sounds like a purfume?you are right not to go cold turkey as cafien is a narcotic(official definition of nacotic,something that makes you addictive.)and as such you would get withdrawal symtoms if you went cold turkey.in this case a big headache.good luck with your intentions i know you can do it.
    3886 days ago
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