Ever since I was young and discovered the carbonated goodness that is soda, I’ve been hooked. For most of my life I almost exclusively drank Mt Dew. No milk, no water, no juice–just Mt Dew. On average I figure I consumed about a 2-liter bottle per day. That’s an average, people. I must have continued on that path for about 25 years. Then about 12 years ago or so, a nurse friend of mine convinced me to give up Mt. Dew. So I switched to diet root beer and diet Pepsi.
Tomorrow is March 1st and also a Sunday which is what I consider to be the first day of a week. As I tend to see things like that as an auspicious congruence I’ve decided to give up all soda for the month of March.
I’ll pause for your collective gasps of shock and surprise.
Anyway, I figure the fist week is going to be the hardest. I don’t think it’s going to be the caffeine withdrawal that gets to me. Root beer doesn’t have any caffeine and that’s what I drink most of the time. It does however have the previously mentioned carbonated goodness. And yes, I know all about the Soda Stream and other home-made soda appliances. The problem is our area’s water is crap and I have serious doubts about these home appliances replicating the sweet, bubbly sensation of actual soda. It’s also the habit of ordering soda that I’m going to have to break.
I’m going to try sticking to water for the most part. Juice, milk, etc are all still options. If I get really desparate I may even try… coffee. ::shudder::