Tuesday, November 09, 2010

100 Days

Next week will mark the 100th day since I've given up all soda pop. Something I never thought I'd be able to do!

I admit, at first, there were times when we'd be out to dinner & I'd catch a glimpse of that delicious bubbly beverage at the table next to us. And my mouth would water, and in my mind I could recall just what a Diet Coke tasted like. And how I craved it. But I held strong & kept on with ordering lemonade or iced tea.

Now, it's not even on my mind. It's just become so routine NOT to drink it, that I don't even think about it. In fact, I actually had to look back and count out the days because I really had no idea how long it had been, because it's just not a part of my life anymore.

I hoped to see some better results in terms of weight loss, but I am taking in more calories these days by NOT drinking pop because I've substituted with lemonade, teas, and fruit juices. I went from a 0 calorie Diet Coke, to a glass of juice with 100-some odd calories per serving. In the last couple weeks, I've tried to drink more water and less of the beverages with calories.

But let me tell ya ... when you don't drink a lot of water on a regular basis, and then suddenly start ... you may as well camp out in the bathroom. I feel like I have to pee every 5 minutes. I suppose that's something that I will adjust to over time; or at least I'm hoping!


momma monkey said...

great job!!! Giving up anything can be hard at first, but then it just become habit to NOT have it. As for drinking water....have you tried the crytal light powders and such...they will be much less calories then other juices and you're still getting flavor if it's the plain water you're not enjoying. As for the potty breaks...yes, once your body regulates the water intake, you won't be going every 5 mins...:) I know one thing that is if i don't drink a ton of water now i feel so parched so quickly....i ususally dirnk 60-100 oz of water a day,(about 3-4 of my 32oz water bottles) and if i get half that, i'm like dying of thirst. Keep up the GREAT work!!!

Sassy said...

Awesome job!
Look at it this way too: if you were drinking diet cold, you aren't taking in all that nasty aspratame anymore, and the juice an calories there are much better.

I gave up pop for a long time and then started drinking it again. STUPID. I"m back to not drinking it too. Well done though. Keep it up!