Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's Been a YEAR Since......

A year ago today I quit drinking Diet Coke cold turkey!!  Happy 1 year anniversary to me!  Honestly, I can't believe I actually did it and have continued with it.  I haven't had even one sip! None, zilch, zero!  :)

You see, I had a serious Diet Coke addiction, like HUGE!  I would on some days drink 5 cans or more a day!  Yikes, that is a lot of aspartame and caffeine.  I felt like poo drinking so much soda daily.  I would have highs and lows and felt sluggish. I would freak out if I woke up and there was none in the house! 

I decided that if I was going to work on getting healthy I really needed to quit the Diet Coke.  I know that on Weight Watchers you can have diet soda for no points and that's great if your not an ADDICT like myself.  I have read that diet soda actually can hinder weight loss, not to mention all the fake junk that is in it that my body doesn't really need.

I decided instead of trying to quit drinking it slowly, I would just quit when I ran out and not buy any more.  That's what I did and it worked out great for me.  I did struggle with the caffeine headaches the first week, but that went away and guess what?  I actually felt less tired throughout the day, crazy huh?  

So, I am now a caffeine free girl, minus what I might get in chocolate here and there.  I drink only water and carry my water bottle EVERYWHERE with me! I really don't miss it, but don't feel like I am in the place to just have one once in awhile, I'm afraid that I will fall right back into a bad pattern.  I sound like a recovering alcoholic! 

 It makes me so happy to not be spending so much money on soda and not to be putting all the junk in my body that it doesn't need!


Lindsay said...

Good for you! I am totally addicted to diet soda too, especially Coke Zero! I really need to quit, which is why I am ordering some Spark from Advocare. It's an all natural energy boosting beverage. I'm thinking if I have that and water, I'll be good to stop with the soda. I am really going to miss it though :-(

Kristie said...

You're doing awesome! I need to give up soda...again... My parents got me a SodaStream for Christmas now, which is making it WAY too easy to have it even if there isn't pre-bottled stuff around.

Jenn said...

This is awesome! Good for you! I've been trying to kick it for a long time. I've been a Diet Coke junkie for years. I average 4-5 cans a day. I recently had my gallbladder out, and I haven't had one can in eight days. Fingers crossed!

Wendy said...

Keep it up! It got easier every day. I don't really miss it and I know I don't miss the money I spent on soda every week. I had my gallbladder out a few years ago. I felt so much better after. Good luck!