I have only drank three sodas in the last 24 days!
This is a big accomplishment for me. The only other times in my life that I have foregone soda have been the two times I was pregnant – and that wasn’t because I was trying to be healthy, it was because I had such bad heartburn any kind of soda burned going down.
So, now I can happily say I am nearly soda-free AND I’m not pregnant!
I started weaning myself off soda slowly a few weeks ago. I was drinking 2-3 cans of diet soda a day when I made the decision. Then I cut it back to one a day, and later to one every other day. I was inspired by my frugal friend, Susan, who gave up caffeine (and consequently, soda) cold turkey (so brave!).
I’ve noticed that I am feeling healthier and that I am not craving junk food as much as I used to. I have lost three pounds since I’ve laid off the pop. The few times I have had a Diet Coke, I find that I can’t sleep at night.
I’ve definitely noticed a signifcant change in my montly budget. I estimate that by drinking water instead of soda, I’m saving about $20 to $30 a month.
It hasn’t been easy… in fact, the first time I broke my soda-free streak was completely by accident… I drank without thinking! I find that it’s definitely more psychological than physical need. Once you break through the mental part, it’s not that bad. I’ve noticed I’m even rubbing off a little on my soda-swilling hubby. I actually saw him with a glass of ice water the other day!