So I went about a year and a half without soda – literally not a single drop. Instead of losing weight, I gained. Instead of feeling better, I felt the same. I do not feel any healthier. The other day I started drinking soda again.
Part of me thinks I’m not doing my body any good but the more rebel side says it made no difference in all that time – I still had monster headaches, my allergies were still worse, my skin was still dry, my heartburn was much worse, and I drank way too many sugared drinks because I couldn’t drink diet soda. I’ve put on over 20 lbs and have gone a year and a half with little energy.
I’m still making sure I get in a lot of water too. I doubt I will ever drink as much as I used to because I can’t even finish one a day. However, coffee with creamer is over 300 calories and a diet soda has 0 so soda wins out. I can’t drink coffee without creamer – I just can’t. I have to say though, it might be the quality of coffee that I buy because I had a “Season’s Best” coffee a few days ago and it was magnificent.
I stopped drinking soda because it was a challenge between me and my son. I was going to quit drinking soda and he was going to stop smoking. He didn’t even get through an entire day so I can say that I was the winner on this one.