I can't begin to tell you how much I hate working out. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We have a fridge at work that is full of free soda — this was the worst because it was so readily available. It's not about a number on a scale, but your clothes will fit better. I have never had a soft drink problem since I don't like it, but I need to do something with sugar. Learn how your comment data is processed. I love pizza — it's my favorite food group — but I also found myself not wanting to eat it once a week along with burgers and fries. Like Livia, I need to do something about my addiction to sugar. But as I was about to turn 28, my body was giving me warning signs of its own that I needed to change my habits.
I am doing the same thing. So I stopped going past the kitchen. January 10, 2013 by Missy Rakes 28 Comments, Your email address will not be published. I didn't either for almost 27 years of my life. I'm not sure what caused these dreams, but I like to think it was because my brain was trying to acclimate to life without such high amounts of sugar and caffeine.
I've never looked back. The dreams only lasted about six months, but they were intense. I have now been soda-free for a little over two years and, honestly, don't even register it as an option anymore. Looks like we're not alone! I drink pop about once or twice a week. Now they are telling us tea is good for us but I have a hard time with the taste. When we lived in Hawaii I lived about 5 houses down from the 7 11. Learn how your comment data is processed. Praying for your journey as well. I wasn't confident with myself, but I wanted to try. Copyright ©2020, Graceful Little Honey Bee. This led to me also wanting to drink more water. Awesome job! I've been soda free from Dec 6, 2004. It's hard on my stomach so I limit it. It felt good because I knew I didn't NEED the drink in my life.
It's so encouraging to hear about someone else doing it!! Your clothes will start to fit better. I would go get a big gulp everyday and it seemed okay especially with the hot weather. I felt really sluggish and like my body wasn't being used, and I began to want to go on runs and move around and be active.
But I understand about the looking forward to it or "deserving" it. They may even get so big that you have to go down a size or two. Yes and they can be hard to figure out sometimes. In case you didn’t know, my husband and I gave up soda and sweet tea for one year staring January 1st, 2013. I want to kick the habit before he's old enough to understand. Every once in a while I crave a Coke, which is ironic since my drink of choice would be Pepsi, but it really hasn't been that bad. I even have milkshakes every now and then. Now that I have finally weaned, I may drink it more often but I don't miss it one bit! I would often wake up in the middle of the night in a panic. :) Awesome job! I had tried to quit soda before, but always came back to it after a week off. Yes they are both very bad for us which is part of the reason I feel guilty for drinking them so often. Their poor little bodies are too young to handle all the chemicals!
You are so faithful to God to recognize that soda has become an idol for you. I definitely don't want to be drinking it in front of him all the time! We are currently reducing fast food consumption and working on many other healthy habits for the future!
I do understand how difficult it is to give up anything we take for granted. Can't wait to read through this - this is my goal for the coming year at least with the sodas (though we had soda's on the 1st. I don't know if I could do the sweet tea, though. I’ve been pretty quiet about this over the past eight months because it’s basically become such a. Your thoughts on it being a comfort and taking away from God are interesting. Tomorrow is day one with no caffeine, then three days later... Bye bye cokes! I feel much better and have been able to get tummy issues under control without all that junk in it. I work at Chick-fil-A, and it drives me nuts when moms come in with their little kids, not even two yet, and order a diet coke or a root beer. Missy says. It's like it was staring at me, tempting me to drink it every time I would need to go past the kitchen. *My husband doesn’t feel the same way about this issue, but is joining me purely for support. It is so worth it. Sara says. Nice to know I am not alone. I would drink it without thought — with lunch, as a snack, with dinner, during movies. I stopped drinking caffeine before I got pregnant and only drank it once in a blue moon while breastfeeding. You can do it. So I made myself not buy any and my body would get the shakes from wanting the sugar and caffiene.
I can’t believe that I haven’t had a Dr. Pepper since last December and I also can’t believe how easy it’s been to go without! I gave up soda in my late teens after reading a book on nutrition.
i don't drink it much. Gave that up over a year ago and simply switched to Mountain Dew. How crazy is that? Some of the benefits we’ve seen from giving up soda have been: We only drink water, milk and unsweet tea, but mostly just water which is cheap! … Already failing! It seems like a chore, I get bored very easily, and I honestly have no idea if I'm even doing the exercises correctly. I drink mostly water now, and if I need a little flavor in my life, I have an iced tea or lemonade. Have you ever wondered just how bad soda is for your body? My taste buds are slowly changing and I'm glad for that.
I think it's awesome!
My next step is stop drinking sweet tea since there are benefits to tea I'm going to switch to unsweetened. Your kidney is also going to be in better shape once you kick the dirty sugar habit. My husband on the other hand, grew up drinking tons of it.
Your body will thank you if you take care of it. When we got married it was one thing we never put on the grocery list because of our limited budget. It really helps to have someone do it with you to keep you accountable. It's not about a number on a scale, but your clothes will fit better. I've never thought about this on this level before. I was dependent on soda.
When I started, I knew I had to find an alternative. My hubby still drinks it once in a while when we go to his parents, but he's never complained about not having it in our home. I had to invest in a belt, which, as time went on, I had to go from two holes to three to four. My mom and some of my siblings have trying giving up sweets for a month at a time. I would get really bad cravings and had to figure out ways to keep from drinking it. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I'd consume so many sodas in a day that my doctor warned me it was getting to be hazardous to my health. All Rights Reserved.
I quit soda about three months ago. As time went on, I started to develop my sense of taste again. You can find my other updates below. Food wouldn't taste good if I didn't have it with a soda. I quit drinking soda 6 years ago. I had such vivid dreams that I drank soda and I would wake up feeling like I had failed only to realize I was asleep. Crazy what people use to think, huh? Required fields are marked *. Lose 40 lbs 3.) Required fields are marked *. I am not one to preach about a healthy lifestyle. Here are the things that I learned. I dropped 10 lbs in the first couple months of the challenge. They wanted to do every other month, but that didn't last last year. You don't have to deprive yourself of things you love to be healthy; you just have to be aware of what is in certain things and how they are adversely affecting your body and health.
Studies … I've never been one to drink soda, never fond of the fizzy-ness. One thing that has helped me and is changing my tastebuds is that I have a small glass of orange pineapple banana juice every morning. Post was not sent - check your email addresses!
I am addicted to soda and have tried to quit countless times. But when I stopped drinking soda, I had to get my energy elsewhere because the sugar rushes were no longer there. Congratulations! Food wouldn't taste good if I didn't have it with a soda. Working on ousting diet cokes from my life, in baby steps. Yea we call it Coke too, but I figured that would confuse people lol ;). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
That's right. I now can buy medium shirts again instead of large and XL, and overall, I feel better and more confident. I went from a size 12/14 to a size 10/12. Unsweetened tea began to have a flavor, and I actually wanted to drink it. He is wonderful.
No Soda for One Year – Twelve Month Update.
So that’s it. It's an awful habit!
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Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I Gave Up Soda For a Year and It Changed My Life, Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Dana Stemrich, Not Feeling Grateful Right Now? I started to crave salads and vegetables (my mom would be thrilled for this to have happened as a child). All Rights Reserved. I am addicted to soda and have tried to quit countless times. Reply.
I used to be addicted to Diet Coke. One of my goals for 2012 was to not drink any soda. This has also given me cravings for healthier foods. It’s been 10 days so far and I haven’t struggled too much yet, but I know that it will get harder. Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good says. **I’m not sure if this ad is fake or not, I’m not saying drinking soda is a sin, but what I am saying is.
I mainly quit because I read that the artificial sweetener in diet soda is not good for you, and I also know that regular soda is not good for you.
What an interesting thought, and your absolutely right about looking to anything for a comfort aside from God. Your email address will not be published. From on Dr. P junkie to another.
Good for you! I started taking classes because they seemed fun. Yep, 365 days without soda — would I be able to do it? Reply. I was addicted to the sugary goodness. January 1, 2014 by Missy Rakes 5 Comments, Your email address will not be published. Maybe we can motivate each other. It was how I still got flavor in my life.
Copyright ©2020, Graceful Little Honey Bee. It's so encouraging to hear about someone else doing it!! I'm hoping that after a year I won't even want it anymore! Pretty sure that's an abomination to my Southern roots! Keep a Gratitude Journal Anyway — Here's Why, Start Your Day on a Positive Note With This Uplifting 10-Minute Yoga Practice, Organizing Stressful Thoughts Is Like Cleaning Your Room — Here’s How I Do It, I Turned Off My Most Stressful Notifications, and After 2 Weeks, I Already Feel Calmer, If You're New to Meditation, Here Are Some Ways to Start When You're Stressed, These 5 Things Are Helping Me Feel Relaxed During Hot Summer Runs, I Tried Mindful Lettering For Stress Relief: After 2 Weeks, I Feel Surprisingly Renewed, When You Need a Moment of Calm in Your Yoga Practice, Turn to These 3 Poses, 6 Neurologist-Approved Tips For Soothing Headache Pain, 2 Experts Explain How a Daily Yoga Practice Can Ease Inflammation Pain, Can Exercise Actually Calm Stress and Depression During the Pandemic? is good either.) Giving up soda would not be something that would come easy for me. I have never been a soda or pop (or even tea) drinker.
You are planting wonderful seeds for your son, soda isn't healthy for any of us but especially little ones. I would stock up on multiple bottles of water in the morning and avoid the kitchen at all costs.
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