Another benefit to cutting out soda: less cans and/or plastic bottles. Which also means less trips to the recycling bins. 🙂
I have to fess, I did have some diet Coke today. But it was a weird feeling. There was no craving. It was just a “what the hell” kind of decision. And when I drank it, I didn’t feel this rush or wild sensation for having drank it again. That, I believe, is a sign of progress.
When I say I’d like to not drink it anymore for life… I have to be honest and say I’m giving myself some allowances. In spite of knowing how unhealthy it is, my primary goal is to not have the dependence. It is similar to the mentality I now have with alcohol (although it was never an addiction): I can live without it and my body’s better for not having any, but there are times I still like to drink. To sum up: moderation.
I’m still mindful that even though I didn’t feel like I fell of the wagon, I won’t use that to rationalize drinking diet pop more. I’m not going to let it be a once a week occasion, because even then I feel that’s excessive. I’m just not going to beat myself up for it if it happens nor feel like I’m fallen back into an addictive pattern.