I am a weekend away from being soda-free for 2 months. This is quite the victory, but it hasn’t come easy.
I thought the first two weeks were going to be the hardest – going cold turkey off the soda right before the holidays – but it appears I was wrong. The past 2 weeks have been more difficult.
The past few days have been such that I would kill for a sweet sweet drop of soda. This usually happens around 2pm. Maybe a little earlier. Today was exceptionally bad in that having soda is pretty much all my brain has focused on for the past 2 hours. But you know what, brain? NO SODA FOR YOU.
I have also been having dreams about Dr. Pepper. Seriously. Dreams in which I was just drinking one. Last night, in fact, I had a dream about Diet Dr. Pepper & IN THE DREAM weighed the pros and cons of breaking the no soda rule by having a diet soda – would that really break the streak? (the real answer: YES. But dream Kara wasn’t convinced).
I’m actually doing really well at resisting the temptation to drink soda, I just keep THINKING about it and I have yet to find an acceptable substitute that I can drink when I get bored with water. With my dietary restrictions (no HFCS, no artificial sweeteners), it’s hard to find things that aren’t sweet tea.
So, I can’t quite cross this off the list yet (I defined “success” as “no soda for 3 months”), but I’m getting closer.