Truth? I am more than capable of cutting out soda. However, I don't want to. I'm glad that I experimented and gave myself the challenge to cut way back on my coke intake, because I sort of just wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. But at the end of the day, I LIKE it. And even though I know it's not good for me, I'm okay with that. For now anyway.
I really don't eat that much in the way of sugary treats/desserts, so I'm allowing myself to make soda my daily indulgence. I kinda sounds like I'm making excuses, but I don't see it that way because I am fully aware that I could be a healthier person if I cut out soda. I'm making a conscious choice to enjoy it. I own my love for Coke. :-)
Here's what I've learned about myself throughout the past year or so since starting to try and be more healthy, "try" being the operative word there. I am not the kind of person that can thrive or succeed on strict eating plans. On the same hand, I can't and won't be the type of person that ever completely deprives myself of a food/drink that I love. I mean, I will definitely cut back when I feel the need to, but right now? I don't feel that need. So really, it's simple.... if I want a coke, I get a coke. I'm not going to beat myself up over it.
I think that back in May, I was feeling like because I was trying to get fit and healthy (and being so public about it), that it meant I needed to cut out soda and if I didn't, that I would look like a fraud. Which is partly true. But I also think there's a balance to be found.
Maybe the day will come when I just decide that sugary soda's aren't for me anymore. Maybe the day will come when I really decide to crack the whip on my diet.
But today isn't that day.