I'd say that for the past 5 years, I've probably had at least 1-2 servings of Coke, or sometimes Dr. Pepper every single day. EVERY day. That's kind of crazy when you think about it, right? Well, with the exception of when I was pregnant (both times), didn't drink a lot of soda while pregnant.
I have tried on many occasions to kick my Cola habit, but guys, have you ever had an ice cold Coke out of the can? So thirst-quenching. And oh my gosh, don't even get me started on the fountain Coke's from McDonald's. I swear they put something special in their fountain soda's to make them 67 times better than anywhere else. It's ridiculous really.
Let me get back on track.... my point is that it's been very hard for me to stop drinking the stuff. I'm sure some part of me craved the caffeine, but in reality, I just love the taste of it. So needless to say that all of my attempts have failed miserably.
I have recently decided to just quit drinking Coke cold turkey. I haven't had a sip of it in almost 2 weeks. Woo hoo!! Man, I sound like I belong in a Coca-Cola Addicts Anonymous group, don't I?? lol.
Okay wait let me be perfectly honest, I didn't quit drinking ALL soda. I did purchase some of those TEN calorie soda's to try and satiate my cravings for a bit. They hardly have any sugar (2 grams) and the ones I've been buying are caffeine free, so they've been good in that way. But I don't really drink that many of them and I'm not planning to. My main concern is to just rid myself of the super sugary, caffeinated soda's. And eventually, I'm hoping I will be satisfied with water. I basically have to make it ice cold and dump lemons in it to want to drink a lot of it.
But the bottom line is that it just wasn't good for me. And if I want to be healthier and more physically fit, I needed to let it go. Just another step on my fitness journey, and really, I can only handle baby steps when it comes to diet changes. So I'm actually impressed with myself because this is more like a massive step for me, considering how much of it I was drinking before and how hard it's been for me to stop drinking it.
Ugh. Sometimes life sucks when you're doing the right things for yourself. Just hoping that in a few more weeks, I won't even miss it!! So give me your stories!! Tell me how you kicked your soda habit! I could use the encouragement! :)