Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Or soda, or coke, or whatever you call it (for me, it's pop. POP, DAMNIT!)
I was just looking back at a few of my early entries to this blog and came across the one where I talk about wanting to cut out or cut down on pop.

It is so easy (and the most satisfying/frustrating) to concentrate on numbers and sizes. Unfortunately, we tend to forget about the "smaller" victories - like the fact that I rarely drink diet coke any more!
I used to drink from 2-4 cans of diet coke a day and I felt like I would never be able to break the habit. And now, I drink maybe one can per week. How did that even happen?!

NEVER forget to count ALL of your health victories...big or small, involving weight or not. There is SO much more to good health than just a number!! (And yes, I still have a lot of work to do in order to be truly a follower of my own advice when it comes to this).


  1. That's a great take on it! I think it's so easy to give into your temptations once in awhile, and then feel like a failure for doing so. But when you look at how much less you drink soda, that's the real victory right there!


  2. Definitely pop to me too. Yeah, I agree. We always count our failures no matter how small, but we never count our small successes. Time to change that me thinks :)

  3. we quit cold turkey several years ago. though jeff will drink pop a lot more than i will now, we would occassionally have one once in a while - with certain foods. like pizza, or popcorn/chips.
    right now im not even touching the stuff - it makes baby nutso. but either way, its so so so bad and a good sign of it being bad is that we cant stop when we start! ugh! yay!!! you've won! battle of the soda !!! :) now its almost like drinking liquid corn syrup to me anyway. ;P

  4. I used to drink a lot of "soft drink" as we call it here in Aussie, so much that I would be thinking about it when I wasn't drinking it - especially Coke. But it was surprisingly easy to drop the addiction once I started exercising, and I had the odd week where I only drank water simply because there was nothing else to drink - no flavoured drinks at all. I didn't really miss it, so it is best to not stock up on it when you do your weekly shop.

  5. I used to have a lot of pop when I was younger, Dr. Pepper was my personal favorite and I never missed a chance to buy a can whenever I passed by the store. It can feel like a big part of your life but once you make the decision to drop it, its surprising how you almost never think about it.