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Quitting soda is hard!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

My no-soda experiment lasted 2.5 days. Even though I drank tea to replace the caffeine, I have had a headache every day since Monday. Today I actually started falling asleep during a meeting. I finally couldn't take it any more and tried drinking a half-bottle of diet Mountain Dew to kill the pain (ibuprofen didn't work) and wake me up.

Tomorrow I go back to soda-free and will hopefully make it a lot longer! If it takes the average smoker 7 tries before they quit for good, I wonder how long it takes the average soda junkie?
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    You are strong; you can do this! one hour at a time. My friend had the headaches but she stuck with it and was successful!
    1957 days ago
    kicking part of the habit is better than none of the habit... besides, come off the habit slow if you want - who said you had to go cold turkey anyway. when I broke mine, I did it slowly. good luck.
    1957 days ago
    I am going thru the same. I stopped bringing a case into the home and now if i am out i will get one sometimes. I was drinking a glass or two everyday and now it is only 2-3x a week i will buy a can. It is hard but we can do it. emoticon
    1958 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Sounds like you are trying to go cold turkey which can be hard. Maybe instead of that just scale it back by having an 8oz glass or two of water before you have a can of soda and repeat that process increasing the amount of water between cans each week until you are no longer having any.

    Good luck
    1958 days ago
  • JASI27
    Just keep aiming at your goal and you will get there!
    1958 days ago

    Soda... BE GONE!!!
    1958 days ago
  • MA_KING69
    Ok cake , pie,. ice cream all easy to leave behind. Abandoning, that bite of a ice cold cola mid day...that hurt
    1959 days ago
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