A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law asked if I would save my soda cans for the
youth group at her church. Why was she asking me this? Does she know I drink
a little soda? Does she think I have a problem? I told her I would...but it slipped my mind
and I finally thought of it yesterday. Not that it matters...she would never realize that I
just started collecting. I got out a garbage bag and filled it with our cans. We put out
our recycling on Tuesday nights...so I had exactly one weeks worth of cans.
Seeing the soda in the bag, made me feel half sick...although not sick enough...
because I drank two more before the night was over.
All the soda I drank last week.
I know I'm not setting a good example for my son. He tells me often that I need
to drink more water. It seems the only time I drink water is when I am at
the gym or playing tennis. We allow Brady one caffeine free soda a day...and I
drink all the Diet Moutain Dew I want. I know it's terrible for me. I'm not a complete
moron....I have googled and read all kinds of awful things about diet soda. I will give it
up for a couple of weeks...and then one day I have one and then it's right back to
6 or so cans a day.
I've tried seltzer water...I can't even bare the taste of that! I've tried cutting up
fruit in ice cubes to make my water more appetizing. I'm not a fan of hot tea
or coffee....cannot stand milk. So, it doesn't leave me with many options.
It seems like if I give up DMD ( it's what my husband and son call it) it's all or
nothing. It seems I can't handle the responsibility of having just one or two a day.
I want to be healthy...I mean who really knows the affects of diet soda and all
that aspertame and nutra sweet. I only know it can't be good...and I want to be
around a long time for my family.
So, starting tomorrow I will limit myself
to two DMD's a day and that's it. No matter what. I will do this until
my caffeine headaches subside and then I will start having just one a day and
then go from there. I thought by telling you guys ...it might make me a little
I will do it for my family because I love them too
much not to take better care of myself.
I can do it!