Today I realized it has been a month since I have had any soda.
Now, to some of you that may be no big deal. You may have hated soda from the first taste and never became addicted. But if you are like me, you probably became hooked at an early age and never looked back!
I have been through different stages of drinking soda. From one a week to the extreme of having one a day! I know it is so bad for me and it has tons of extra calories (because I don’t like the diet stuff, give me the real thing baby!!).
But at the beginning of this year I decided I was going to stick to a 1200 calorie diet. And that pretty much sealed the deal with no soda. I had to be picky about where I consumed my calories. And I would much rather eat calories then drink them.
So I kissed soda good-bye on New Year’s Day. I had my last one that day with a Chipotle burrito. Good times.
Now to say I have not thought of a Dr. Pepper since would be a lie. I have. But it doesn’t have the same pull on me. I used to love to drink soda on the weekends especially. It was ‘Treat Laura Time’ and I looked forward to it very much. But I found myself in the grocery store a few weeks ago on a Friday night gathering some items for the weekend and I walked right past the soda isle. Didn’t skip a beat. How weird is that?
I have tried to give up soda in the past. And I have never really been successful. But this time its different. I like how I feel drinking more water and my face is amazing. My skin is so smooth and clear. It is just wonderful.
This 1200 calorie diet has been challenging though. I must have been eating like a trillion calories before because I am in shock on how fast I can consume 1200 calories! And there have been a few days where I went over. But as a general goal, I think watching my calories will be good for me and my diet.
So I can’t say I will never drink a soda again because never is a super long time. But I can say that I am proud of myself for having gone a month without. Maybe I will even go two months! 😉
How about you? Do you love soda or hate it?