Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day Two of No Soda :)

So I know that I am only on day two of not drinking soda, but I feel like I'm doing pretty well.  I gave the 12 pack of Pepsi that we had to my brother-in-law and bought some bottled water (the water from our faucet is probably fine, but I grew up on well water and spring water - so I'm a little spoiled).  I also bought some flavored sparkling water that has 0 sugar, calories, sodium, and caffeine.  There were pretty cheap too - $0.64 for a big bottle of it.  My husband would be so proud - not drinking soda AND saving money (soda can get so expensive - especially since we like to buy the cans). 

I am in a conundrum though.  I'm not sure if I should rule out sweet tea.  I don't drink it very often - only when I'm out to eat.  But it does have a lot of sugar in it and has caffeine - two of the things I'm trying to avoid by drinking soda.  My problem is that 1) I wasn't going to change anything except for the fact that I'm no longer drinking soda and 2) I hate drinking water.  This is why I bought bottled water and flavored sparkling water - to sort of replace my liquid intake of soda.  I also drink juice once in awhile - but I can only drink so much of that before I get tired of it - and this is where my weakness for soda comes in.  I no longer want to drink any juice and I don't like water.  So... hopefully I've beaten that battle before it starts by buying spring water and flavored water.  Anyways, back to the sweet tea - should this be okay as long as I regulate how much I drink of it (since I'm only drinking it when I'm out to dinner) or should I rule it out completely?

I have observed, however, with my lack of soda intake, I am drinking more water.  Normally, I drink A LOT in a day - whether it be soda, tea, juice, kool aid, etc.  I've noticed that while last night at dinner, I drank only 1 glass of peach bellini tea (yum!) and then the waiter gave me a to go cup of it.  So that was only 2 teas versus I'm not even sure how many sodas I would normally drink (way too many to be sure).  Usually the waiter or waitress is constantly filling up my cup with soda.  So I definitely thought this was a good sign.  The water I drank during the day was definitely hydrating me.  :)

Now to our weight.  I am sad to say that while I happen to have gained a pound (dang it!) my husband has lost more than a pound.  I will say, however, that my husband is sick and has only eaten soup and drank hot tea and water for the last two days (cheater! ;)  haha!)

Jonathan:  167.8 (-1.2)
Gina:  141.8 (+1.4)

Better luck tomorrow!  :)


Mommy2NandL said...

I gave up soda about three years ago and it was hard! I was a Dr. Pepper addict but once I got off of it I don't want it anymore. I get a craving every now and then but for the most part it tastes gross to me. Don't give up! It will get easier!

As far as the sweet tea: I think it is ok to continue. If you make it at home you could get decaf to knock out the caffiene. And if it is only a special treat when you go out I don't see a problem with that. When I was pregnant I would get a sweet tea AND a water when we would go out to dinner and drink both so that I got my taste of tea but I didn't drink more than I should.

Nic said...

Go Gina, go! I'm proud of you & you've inspired me to follow in the same footsteps - I don't drink a lot of soda, but I do drink a lot of other crap - so I'm cutting it out! Only water (and my one cup of coffee that I NEED AT 6AM!) for me! Love you!!