Monday, August 31, 2009

1 soda in 31 days

I set a goal to rid myself of any soda for the entire month of August. Today is the last day of the month and I did pretty good. During the entire month I had a total of 8 oz of soda, a coke (my favorite). It was toward the middle of the month and I was at a bar with my guy. We decided to stop and have an after dinner drink. When asked what I wanted I stated a rum & coke (one of my normal drinks). I finished it off and then had another. Then it hit me, 2 sips into the second drink. !!! Crap! I messed up my goal.

Oh well. I didn't let that slip up deter me. I took it for what it was, a minor slip-up and set my mind to sticking to the goal for the rest of the month. I did it! I was successful. That one Wednesday night was the only time I took a sip of a carbonated soda the entire month of August. I know, I know the month is not over with yet, I have to get through this day. Just know that I'm not going to ruin it today!

I'm going to try my best to continue a soda free lifestyle and limit my intake. No, I'm not going to stop drinking them altogether, but I will limit it to no more than 1-2 per week (and hopefully none some weeks).


Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I quit off diet sodas on Easter Sunday of this year, intending to prove to myself that I could go without for a month.

Then a funny thing happened: after a month, I found that I didn't really want one anymore. Now, four or five months later, the thought of one doesn't hold much appeal.

You're doing great. Good luck on limiting (if not eliminating) them from your diet. There's really not much good that comes from them.

ernise said...

Good for you on eliminating them altogether. I'm with you on not really missing them as I am not either. Over the next month, I'm just going to take it one day at a time and see how it goes.

This past month of eliminating them wasn't that difficult, at all. It just takes determination!