While talking with my dreamboat husband Brian, I mentioned how I had been posting on here about how I am desperately trying to clean my eating up.
“I mentioned about dropping the gluten and cutting back on the soda and just trying to clean it all up, and some of my readers responded with some awesome ideas of gluten free carbs,” I said, stuffing a huge forkful of salad into my mouth while we sat at Newk’s.
“Did you tell them that you went through a case of Coke in two weeks?” he asked, his tone accusing. I glared at him, instantly defensive.
“I didn’t!” I snapped.
“You’re right, I had two of them,” he said, placating me.
“And Ashley had some! I didn’t drink the entire thing by myself!” I practically growled.
“You should tell your followers about your addiction to soda,” he said, as he watched me pick up my large, pink cup full of Coke.
“Maybe I will!” I said, angerly.
………………..hey followers. I’m addicted to soda.
Okay, so maybe he has a point. I do drink a lot of soda. I would drink it for every meal, repeatedly. I adore Vanilla Coke out of a fountain, and usually get it in the largest cup I can find at my local Gate station (it’s a gas station here in Florida) and that helps me get through my overnight drama.
I know that it has a ton of sugar in it. I know that it has a ton of empty calories. I know that it’s most likely one of the least healthy drinks I could have. I know that it’s only part of my dietary problems, but I think I need to give up soda. I don’t want to give up soda. I told Kat that on Monday when I ran with her that I don’t want to give up soda. I know I need to cut back, but give it up entirely? I did that once and stuck to it for a few months, but one slip-up and I was right back to the beginning.
Kat’s idea was to cut it to my overnight’s only. Get a large one when I’m on my way into work on Friday nights and maybe a second one, then drink it till I go to sleep on Saturday afternoon for my nap. When I wake up, I’m back to no soda.
The idea has merit. It’s kept me from drinking soda all week. Instead, I’ve been hitting up the Mio Energy water enhancer. (Black Cherry is pretty tasty! 😀 )
What do you think? Would limiting it be better than cutting it out completely?