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The cost of my addiction

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Over a month ago I said good bye to sodas. I quit cold turkey. Today, I noticed an article headline saying that Water had replaced Sodas as the #1 beverage. The very first thought I had before I even read the article was, "Well in this economy it's best to go with what's free."

That got me thinking, so I did the math. Considering that a can of soda, on average, costs around $.40, and I used to drink roughly 7 cans a day, that meant that I was drinking just shy of $20 (twenty dollars) a week! $19.60 * 4 weeks = $78.40 of my hard earned dollars literally pissed away. (sorry for the crudeness)

That means in the span of 1 year, I spent roughly $950, on Diet Pepsi.

No wonder I was so broke.
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  • MINEA999
    Isn't it amazing? I noticed how much I was spending on it too - Diet Pepsi with Lime was my addiction. But i've cut it out now completely except for the odd one when I eat out (which isn't often anymore). It's saving me money and it's helping me get more water in because I need to drink something! I also read a few articles on how the aspartame in diet soda was not only bad for you (maybe even cancer causing) but that it also actually creates cravings for sweets. Since I cut out the diet pepsi the last 3 weeks, I have noticed a marked difference in my sweet cravings too. So there might be something to that!
    1926 days ago
    It's amazing how much those "little" habits really cost! Congrats on giving it up!
    1926 days ago
    emoticon Great way to look at things and motivate yourself!
    1926 days ago
  • FISHER011
    Love it & the way you say it!
    emoticon on breaking that costly addiction emoticon
    1927 days ago
    Keep it up. I still am working on that one. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1927 days ago
  • PJ2222
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    1927 days ago
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