After responding to close to 60 comments yesterday (between my two blogs) I feel a little spent today.
Guys, that's not a humblebrag - that's a holysh*t my blogs were humped hard yesterday thanks to Kathy. I'm surprised I can
walk type today. No wonder Wednesdays are my favorite in all of blog land. Each week I get more and more happy to see some ladies link up for their very first times and love it as much as I do.
However - today is a crazy exciting milestone that I need to share with you wonderful people!
Today marks 15 years since I had my last soda.
For those of you who drink one or two a day (or 64oz like you, dad!) this sounds like an impossible feat, doesn't it?
It didn't start for a diet or for a dare - it started in 7th grade at a softball practice where we were tasked with giving up something for a week to work on our mental toughness. A friend and I could have gone the easy route of no TV (or no homework!), but we decided to really challenge ourselves and chose no soda.
The great thing was that after the week was over I continued the competition and after about 3 weeks I no longer wanted any. Weeks turned to months turned to years... and now here I am - 15 beautiful years later with no soda cravings to be noted.
Of course you're going to say "what about in mixed drinks!" - no, I don't order anything with soda as the main mixer (i.e Jack & coke is off limits - also vodka & soda
sorry Kathy). However, I'm sure that negligible amounts have gone into my system as a splash here and a splash there - I'm quite okay with this. It's not about the accidental traces, it's the "sobriety" and will power that matter to me.
-15 Years is more than half my life.
-15 Years is half the time my parents have been married.
-My favorite kind was Diet Dr. Pepper.
-The last soda I had was Super Size McDonald's Diet Dr. Pepper (and I chose to not finish it)
-I do wish I could have a root beer float.
-The money I save in soda is likely offset by the money I spend on gum. #gumaddict
Judge if you will, but I'm proud. May I also mention I'm approaching 13 years of no french fries?
Now, how am I going to quit you, Extra Sugarfree gum?