Goodbye Soda!


My addiction….

For those who know me…. yes I have done this before, and yes I am doing it again. It is time to say goodbye to soda…. again.

It isn’t good for me, it is costing us money, and sometimes I don’t even like the taste. But I still kept drinking it, until 3 days ago.

This time I am determined to make it stick. I am kicking my one soda a day habit for good. I figured it out that over the past 10 years I have spent at least $1000 on soda. What a waste of money! I stocked up on lemonade tonight at the store, to help me through the initial week, but after I drink that I am sticking with water. It is good for you, doesn’t rot your teeth, and is free (where I live).

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The Happy Housewife

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  1. Good luck! I know this is so difficult for so many people but you will be so much better for giving it up! I’m lucky that I was raised on water and have never liked anything else.

  2. When I got married many moons ago I pretty much switched from regular caffeine filled Coke to diet Coke – blah.

    Then I went from diet Coke to diet Dr. Pepper…then diet Dr. Pepper to diet Dr. Pepper caffeine free 🙂

    There I stop and there I firmly remain. But I have cut down greatly – I only have 1 diet caffeine free a day.

    I have always detested water – don’t drink juice – barely tolerate milk.

    In the summer months I drink non calorie ice-tea and lemonade (little powder containers from Aldi). Over ice I can almost imagine it’s soda. Not really – but it keeps me hydrated.

  3. You are definitely not going to regret this habit. Great job!!

  4. You can do it!! Trust me…it feels great. Jump on the water wagon! I’m just glad I won’t be around for the withdrawal symptoms. 🙂

  5. Good for you! It feels great. I gave up caffeine entirely and am a new woman. I’ve also cut out sodas. I know you can do it!

  6. Somebody's Mimi says:

    First of all let me say this, “I LOVE PEPSI!!!” but I can not have it in my house! I was lucky because I have a very close friend that WAS a Pepsiholic and I could go visit her and have a Pepsi, but I have a feeling that isn’t going to happen ever again. First let me point out that lemonade from the store (powdered or otherwise) usually has tons of sugar (just like pop) or some sort of artifical sweetner…. not good. When I decided to stop my Pepsi craze I went to sparkling water, not I have switched to the store brand (Publix) flavored seltzer (rasberry, lemon/lime). Just a suggestion… Oh, I guess I should say “Good Luck”. Oh I still have one cup of regular coffee in the morning… usually the cheapest I find… except when my son comes to visit, then I go buy the good stuff, it’s a treat for both of us!! Hey maybe I should do that with the Pepsi????

  7. This is a wonderful habit to break! Not only will it save you money, but it will cut down on your empty calories, it’s bad for your teeth, bad to teach the kids, & it is caffeine.

    This will be a very hard habit to break & you may get headaches from the withdrawl, but it’s VERY worth it. I’m an ex-smoker, so believe me when I say YOU CAN DO IT! I am proud of my quit status & you will be too!

  8. Good for you! I can’t stop pop. I’ve cut down a lot but I have been substituting it with sweet tea, lol.

  9. Good luck! Water is great stuff to drink!

  10. Good for you.!

    Luckily I never got into a soda habit so that’s not something I struggle with.

    However, I often don’t drink enough and so am always having to prod myself in the “drinking water” arena.

    Good luck. I look forward to hearing about your journey to success.

  11. xboxwife says:

    That’s so awesome! I wish you every success. I’ve tried, but it doesn’t seem to be working for me!

    Good luck!

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