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Diet Sodas

Saturday, May 27, 2017

It’s been 10 days and counting since I stopped drinking diet sodas. I must admit that I have not just loved to drink them but have been truly addicted to them for well over 20 years. I have tried many times over the years to quit and have only been successful for short periods of time.

In the last 2 years since I have become very serious about getting healthier through exercising and eliminating the bad foods and drinks that I consume, I have found that diet sodas was the ONLY thing that I have not been able to stop completely. I have prayed many many times for God to help me to get over the addiction to them but it seemed to no avail. I have never been one to be addicted to anything except this one thing called soda which had such a hold on me that on more than one occasion when the cravings was so strong, I would get up in the middle of the night to go to the gas station to buy one if I didn’t have one in the house. I don’t know what anyone else calls it but I call this a full fledge ADDICTION.

Ten days ago today, I got paint transfer on my car and I used the diet soda that I keep in the trunk of my car to get it off. As I was watching how easy and effortless it was to get the paint off my car with the diet soda, I started thinking to myself that if it was so easy to get the paint off my car, I could only imagine what it was doing to my body. I decided right then and there that I was going to stop drinking diet sodas. I decided to take one day at a time and see how it goes. Although my desire was to stop all together, I keep telling myself if it got to much to stop cold turkey that I could always go buy one and try and stop gradually even though I‘ve tried that in the past and it didn’t work for me.

As I was giving myself a pep talk telling myself that I can do this, I could hear a voice in my head say that if I didn’t get a diet soda that day that I would die (figuratively speaking). It might sound funny or crazy to some but the struggle to eliminate bad foods and drinks for some people is real. The first 5 days of not consuming any sodas was hard because I had daily headaches and I just felt really bad but I am determined with God’s help to keep going and to never pick up that that bad habit of drinking diet sodas again.

I can say that since I’ve stopped drinking the diet sodas that I feel much better and I consume a lot more water and my pants are getting much looser. The craving is still there some days but I will not give in.

For me, I'm writing this blog not to debate or bash sodas, but more to have something to refer back to just in case I try and slip back into that habit of consuming diet sodas again. Anything that I find hard to put down and/ or walk away from is bad for me.

I thank God for giving me the grace to do this.
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    1091 days ago
  • no profile photo CD22518161

    Good for you and God bless your efforts!!
    I am still totally addicted to Coke Cherry Zero. I had quit for a whole year and then when back. Big regret.
    I am waiting to "be ready to quit" again.

    The best thing about quitting soda is that we NEVER have to drink it ever again. That is a blessing.
    1099 days ago
    Yes!! God does answer emoticon our Prayers. What you eat makes a big difference too.
    Look up dietDoctor.com. I've lost 51 pounds since 11/25/2017
    May our Lord Jesus Bless you everyday Brother
    1185 days ago
  • --CHERYL--
    Let me tell you I did that for my family over fiveyears ago and have been drinking sparkling water ever sense and then replaced it with just regular water… The cravings do go away but it is an addiction like a drug for sure. So proud of you!
    1392 days ago
    Love it! Great post!
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    1465 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    I'm betting on YOU, you will SUCCEED!! I used to drink regular coke and pepsi ALOT of it!!........... and guess what it took me awhile to stop, but, now I can't stand the stuff!!
    1479 days ago
    Through good fortune, I was born with a distaste for soda, maybe an A&W root beer is okay but I have one more or less once a year. I prefer it with ice cream. That's MY downfall! Does it help to think of sodas as water loaded with chemicals? Because that's what it is.
    1482 days ago
  • no profile photo INCH_BY_INCH
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    1482 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    To God be the glory! Your diet soda test is now your testimony! That's an awesome accomplishment. May God continue to be your strength!
    1482 days ago
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