25 August 2010

2 months & Counting ...

Soda-less in San Diego

It's been 2 months since I gave up drinking any kind of soda,  diet or otherwise.

The most significant outcome from this change has been that since I gave up soda I have been drinking a lot more water everyday.

And, I feel good about that.

Although ... I must confess.

I still drink the odd carbonated beverage.

Tonic water .    

But, I don't think of it as drinking soda because I dilute it heavily ...

with Tanqueray.

 - Cheers -

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  1. Good for you Nancy, that is a hard habit to kick!! I find I get way less stomach aches now that I don't drink it anymore. It has been 5 1/2 years for me. I do drink the odd 7-up if I am out at a restaurant but nothing else. I can't even imagine drinking it now. It's weird how your taste changes when you force it too. I also gave up regular this past year and I only drink decaf green tea now. I no longer even remotely enjoy the taste of a regular cup of tea, I thought I could never live without it!!
    Have a great day!!

  2. I hear you about the changing taste buds. I accidentally picked up Mike's soda the other day and took a drink and almost spit it back out. It was so artificially sweet tasting.


  3. Interesting coincidence - I've recently given up all carbonated beverages too. I was having at least one Diet Coke a day before. Then a weekend hit and I ran out and I was too lazy to go to the store. After going a weekend without, I'd already gone through the worst of the withdrawals so I thought "why not keep it up?" I don't think I'm quite at 2 months yet but close! No sodas what-so-ever. Tons of water with an occasional glass or juice or milk. I do sometimes add the Chrystal Light powders to a glass of water to zip it up a little bit - using the sugar free variety of course. :-)

    I've decided my next project is flossing. I have a dental cleaning scheduled in 2 weeks so it is time to cram for that test. :-) Historically, the only time I floss is for the 2-3 weeks before an appointment. Let's see if I can make it a daily habit that sticks this time around.

    ~ Trista


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