I'm sure I'm not going to get any soft drink sponsors by typing this OUT-LOUD...
I'm going to do it anyway!
It may not seem like a big deal to those of you who have never overindulged in carbonated beverages, but I have...for years and years in fact!!!
I LOVE THE STUFF
I DRANK WAY TOOOO MUCH OF IT!
I'm not talking about an occasional sip or two...I'm talking about a daily intake of many, many ounces!
Through hard work and
endless headaches determination I've finally broken my dependence on Diet Soda,
namely Diet Coke!
Whoot! Whoot! For Moi!
I've ALWAYS loved soda pop and as I grew older would drink it non-stop. In the late 80's I forced myself to learn-to-like calorie free drinks instead of the sugary stuff, falsely believing it would keep me from gaining weight. The thirty-year spread was looming over me at the time and with two young children I didn't think the addition of caffeine would hurt.
Well...fast forward twenty years and...well...I don't know...
HUNDREDS of bottles and cans of the
bubbly concoction later
bubbly concoction later
I finally said ENOUGH!
Boy was I in for a ride!!! I craved diet pop every single day for two straight weeks and it wasn't until the third week of being off of it that I began to feel a bit better. By the fourth week my headaches were subsiding, my sleep improved and today I feel more focused all the way around!
It's taken me a month to detox my body from my drink of choice of over twenty-five years...
Hmmm...three important ones~
(at least to me they are important!).
1. I hate the taste of the caffeine free stuff and since the added stimulant has been keeping me up at night for years I came to the logical conclusion that SLEEP is better that POP!
(did I say that???)
2. True or not true (lots of debate out there!),
I've come to believe my body doesn't need all the artificial junk... I'm pretty strong-willed and when I set my mind to do something, well...I do it!
3. The CO$T!
When a 20 ounce bottle at the corner store hit a whopping
earlier this year I said
I figured it up and if I drank just three bottles a week at full price (and I'm confessing it was much more than that!) at the current price of $1.69 x 3 = $5.07 x 52 (weeks) =
If I double that to six bottles per week (which I know I drank!) the cost per year for just me came to about
(Are you kidding me?)
I've decided that money can be used on our kitchen remodel. So aside from the health benefits
I'm going to use the saved cashola to upgrade to the refrigerator of my dreams!
I'm so smart! :)
Hope your Monday is wonderful!
Love to you...