Soda fasting begins

01 Mar

Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

As the old saying goes, “March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” Can’t believe it’s March already. Can’t believe Spring is almost here. Can’t believe the flowers will be blooming soon, the temperature will be mild again, and St. Patty’s Day will be here before you know it. Let us all bleed green!!! Not me though. I only do that when my favorite football team — Philadelphia Eagles — play. 🙂

On a personal note, today brings a new achievement for me. It’s been 14 days that I haven’t drank soda. Not a single drop. You may ask yourselves, “Who cares, Rosie?” I care. You see, I am a soda whore. I have religiously drank the popular caffeinated beverage since I was about 3 years old. I have abused my body with it. I have substituted soda for coffee. I’ve tried to quit many times, but failed miserably.

No more.

You may ask yourself, “Why? How?” In a nutshell, this vow started two weeks ago, when I got sick. I had a really sore throat and couldn’t talk a sound. Whenever I get like that, I stay away from sodas b/c that taste in your mouth when you’re drinking while sick is gross and disgusting. I was sick for at least a week and drank mostly water and cranberry and orange juices. I thought to myself, if I could stay away from soda this long, let’s how I do for the next week. Lo and behold, I was successful. I am going to keep at it week to week and document my progress on this blog. My goal is to not drink soda for one year. One year.

Will it be difficult? Of course!! Will I fall off the wagon, as they say? Maybe, but I hope not. I have overcome many obstacles, and I am determined to accomplish this one.

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