I have managed to go 6 days without drinking any soda – and I feel great! I must admit, the first 4 days were pretty rough. I had a big-time headache that just would not go away. Even when I took ibuprofen, I could still feel this ‘heaviness’ in what felt like the front of my brain.
But, yesterday, I spent some time with some good friends on the golf course. We played 27 holes and I drank a lot of water and Gatorade. I don’t know if it was the sunshine or the copious amount of fluids, but I felt my headache leave after the first 18 holes. And, guess what? I shot a 36 on the final 9! Yay!
Last night, right before I went to bed, I noticed that there was on can of Diet Mountain Dew in our refrigerator. Just for kicks, I decided to take a small sip, before throwing it out, just to see if I still like the taste. Guess what? After only one week, I no longer really like the taste of the soda. Isn’t that wild?
As a side note, my weight loss has come to a standstill – but I’m not worried. I’m in the process of making several changes in my life, including changes in how I eat, and I feel stronger and healthier than I have in years. So, instead of obsessing about weight loss, I’m going to focus on making better choices.