Wow.. it’s been a year already March 15, 2004 at 12:42 pm

So today makes 1 year to the day that I gave up drinking sodas. Now this might not sound like much, but those who know me know that I used to drink a ton of soda. I drank nothing but diet sodas because that’s what I was used to. In my experience, soda, much like normal vs non-fat milk takes time to switch between as you get used to one’s taste and the other is actually nasty at first

Anyway, I used to drink more then a 12 pack in cans a day easy. When I say easy, I mean that a 12 pack was almost a bare minimum. I used to also keep 2liter bottels of soda in the frig at home and drink from those on top of the cans that I would drink at work. I would drink even more then that if I was really focused working on a script or something elase at work that keep me working long stretches non-stop… I could just blow through cans like you wouldn’t believe.

So last March 15th, I just decided to stop.. I realized that all that carbonated soda (not to mention the nutrasweet) couldn’t be good for me.. and I was tired of having to get up to pee several times a night. Boy those first few days were tough too. I just quit cold turkey (had run out of soda and just didn’t buy more). Headaches were bad for almost a week, but the Monday and Tue were the worst.

Now, a year later, and I’ve had less sodas in a year then I used to drink in a typical day. I’ll still have a very occasional soda during a family get-together or when eating out… but I don’t buy it and keep it in the house anymore.

Boy I drink a lot of water now… 🙂

One Response to “Wow.. it’s been a year already”

  1. It’s been since June for me. A whole bunch of fillings and three root canals last summer (and a fourth in December) did it for me. Now it all tastes like poison. If I had money, I’d bet you’ve prolly lost weight from not drinking that crap.

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