Removing Soda – Day 1
Since moving to Ohio from California, I have been stuck in some awful habits. Not only did I struggle a bit with depression when we got here, but I have just been treating my body like garbage. I was running again and felt great, and then the weather turned and running outside is just not something I want to do. I am a sissy, I have not been in cold weather for 10 years! After I stopped running it was just kinda a downhill spiral. I have been eating garbage and drinking entirely too much soda!
I went from soda once a week or less, to having 1 or more a day! I know my Bestie would be rolling her eyes at this, because she has a Diet Coke IV practically installed. To be fair she drinks cans, I am drinking 20 oz. I went from 2-4 a month to 30-60 a month! That is just astronomical for me and I hate it. Not only that it is messing with my sleeping habits. I will lay in bed from 11pm till 5am before I will fall asleep. Insomnia SUCKS!
Removing soda will be an experiment of sorts. I want to see how it changes me mentally and physically. I probably will not do a post everyday, but I plan on one a week for at least the next month and I want to see the changes. I took before pictures and plan to take “after” pictures once a week. I will plop them all together at the end of my experiment. I figure it will be good for myself to see and maybe even help others. I am not saying REMOVING soda completely, but having it as more of a treat.
Drinking soda has almost become an addiction to me, and you may think that is dumb, but its true. Like I am looking for my next “fix” and its not illegal, but it makes me feel great when I drink it… afterwards I feel gross. Perhaps I am overthinking this, but it is how I feel. I feel gross and I want to make a change. So here and now I vow to remove soda from my diet until further notice… I will still be having my morning coffee, and I am expecting some hellacious caffeine withdrawal headaches, YAY!