But I slipped. And then Walmart started selling cases of soda for $5, and so the price didn’t seem too bad. And then it got warm out. I started making a lot of excuses. I would say things like “It’s not like I’m doing crack.” or “This is better for me than stress eating.”
But the truth of the matter is, the return of my soda habit has put a dent in our budget and left me feeling physically lousy.
I need to kick this habit again. It really hit me when I accompanied my husband to the recycling center to turn in our 3-year old collection of pop cans for some cash.
In three years, we had collected 117 pounds of aluminum pop cans. And we walked away with $47.
How many thousands of dollars did we spend on that pop? And how much enjoyment did we get out of it?
The answers: Too much and not enough.
So, I’ll try again.