I am still recovering from my wisdom tooth surgery, so I am going to spend today doing a little recap of my goal to give up pop for a month. Sorry- life is a little slow when all you are doing is eating ice cream and sleeping. Unless you want a review of ice cream, then I am all there ;)
As you may remember, I gave up drinking Coke Zero at the beginning of May because I was worried about the health effects of drinking so much artificial sugar and chemicals (mmm...). It has been exactly one month and I am proud to say that I have not had one Coke Zero, Diet Coke, or Diet Pepsi that whole time!! If I really want a "special" drink I find I pick up a few Perriers now and again (we stock them at work too).
I did lapse on the full-no-pop commitment twice. I had a Sprite soon after giving up pop because I was at Ikea and needed something with my 75 cent hotdog (natch). Then, the night before my surgery, I had a Cherry Dr. Pepper, which was delicious and so worth it!
So after a month of basically drinking water and tea, how do I feel? I feel pretty great! Sometimes I crave one, but I have been holding out and I find drinking water solves the craving...so maybe it is actually just the feeling of thirst that I am experiencing! I find I have been 100% snacking less and I am still hoping this translates to a few pounds disappearing (I lost about 3, but I am attributing that to eating nothing but ice cream and apple sauce for 5 days). I also am saving money since my taps have free water and I drink the tea at work for free. Mwahaha. I am hoping that once I start running again (it has been a few weeks due to injury and then surgery!) I will see the effects of snacking less on my waistline.
So overall I am very proud of my ability to commit to this no-pop life! This is the first time I have shown any will power since giving up sucking my thumb when I was eight. I still am sticking with my original plan of having the occasional pop, but I do not plan on buying cases of it anymore.
Have you ever given anything up?