One Hundred Days Without Pop

Monday, July 20, 2015


I can't even BELIEVE I just typed that. 
I have actually gone 100 days without pop(you say soda, I say pop...), as of last Wednesday, which means now I am at about 105 days.
I am seriously in shock because there's no way I thought I could do that... Like ever... 
No seriously, like ever-ever.
I know it sounds silly or like no big deal to people who don't get it, if you don't drink pop, just substitute your drink of choice/whatever habit you think you can't break and look at it from that point of view. My first goal was to make it for one week and then I just kept making another goal from there...
One week, thirty days, 45 days, until the next holiday, etc. until I got to 100 days.
Before I got to 100 days I told myself that once I made it there I would let myself have a Dr.Pepper(my drink of choice) and then only have them on occasion after that. I still haven't had one though.
I'm not even going to lie though, I have fantasized regularly about diving head first into a giant pool of Dr. Pepper. Naked.
For me, it's not like the desire to drink pop has gone away, it really hasn't and I don't think it will really.
It has lessened and obviously I know now that I can do it, but it still SOUNDS good.
You know how people will stop drinking diet coke or whatever and then they will be like;
"I never even wanted another one and now it's been 3 years...." Gag.
Yeah.... No. That's not me.
So I already drank a good amount of water anyway and I have just started drinking a lot more now.
I also make Crystal Light Peach Mango Green Tea because water just gets old all the time.
My new favorite and the reason I think I can go a while longer without drinking pop, is because of this, above.
THIS is what I have been missing, the fizzy carbonation and now I have it again in these La Croix drinks, they are just sparkling water with natural flavors and carbonation. Yum. Perfect.

So yeah, I am pretty proud of myself.
Usually I think I am going to try something like this and I last a week... maybe a little more, maybe less.
I always say that I have no will power and that I can't stick to anything... Because I usually can't...
But I just did.
My goal here wasn't to stop drinking pop forever, but to cut way back and to cut it out completely for a while because I thought that was necessary for me to be able to start having it only on occasion or as more of a "treat".
Before this I was not drinking it daily, maybe every other day to every few days, and just one a day when I did.
Now I would feel okay with myself if I did have a Dr. Pepper, i really would, but I think I am just going to hold out until I feel like I can't any longer, and I am just not there quite yet.

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Now I am thinking about what else I can do or not do for the next 100 days... I am thinking seriously on this. I have a little more confidence in myself than before now.
Have you cut out something or started doing something daily instead,  like this before?
Broke a tough habit or added a new healthier/better one?
I'm gonna think on this one...




Happy Monday to you!









5 comments:

  1. Well done you, I don't think I could do this, I love my pop way too much. I have cut down a huge amount from what I used to drink but I really don't think I could cut it out altogether.
    Love Gem x
    Gem'sCountryLifeDream

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    1. Thank you, Gem! And believe me when I tell you that I do, too...BUT coffee, that is where I am just absolutely sure I would fail! And really, I just have no desire to cut coffee out of my life. Lol :)

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  2. Congratulations!
    I have started exercising regularly and trying to cut some of the processed carbs. I don't necessarily exercise every day, but I run two or three times a week on average and try to bike to work, walk up that extra flight of stairs, go on a hike with the family on week ends etc. And if I want a piece of cake or a loaf of bread or pasta, I try to find a wholegrain alternative. Mind you, not always!! But I try to make it more of a special treat than an everyday occurrence. Just like you may start doing with soda... er pop! ;o)

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    1. Oh, thank you! What I really need to do next is start seriously cutting back on processed carbs and sugar... But this really overwhelms me to think about what I could/couldn't eat and also... I hate to cook :( hate to admit that out loud but I am just not great at it and I don't really enjoy it so I know that is another big area to tackle in trying to eat healthier. Thank you for the encouragement, this mama needs all the help she can get!!

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  3. I have a big family. I live with my mom, my dad, my two sisters, and my brother.Both of
    my sisters are older than me,but my brother is younger. My sister Elizabeth is the oldest.
    She is sixteen years old. Carrie is thirteen years old.We used to share a room, but when
    we moved to our new town,we each got rooms of our own.My brother John is youngest.He is
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