Off the Sugar Water

If any of you have stock in the Pepsi Corporation, now would probably be a good time to sell. I’m slowly weaning myself off pop (yes I said pop and not soda, or soda pop, or “coke”), and my drink of choice is Pepsi or Mountain Dew.

I’m not on a health kick or anything like that. I’m just sick of putting stuff like that high-fructose corn syrup in my body. I’m mean there really is no nutritional value to pop whatsoever. Plus, I feel funny drinking Pepsi in front of my daughter, while she drinks milk or juice. It hasn’t been a problem thus far, but I imagine it will be. Also, I’m not quitting coffee. Still riding the caffeine train in the morning.

I imagine I’m going to save some money too. I drink two or three cans of pop at work every afternoon, at $.50 a piece. That’s a buck-fifty a day and roughly $7.50 a week. Water is free.

That’s right, I’m switching straight to water. Not the bottle stuff either. Straight from the tap, the old school way. I’m just that hard-core.

So far it has been pretty easy. No shakes or convulsions or headaches. Let’s cross our fingers anyhow, just in case.

6 thoughts on “Off the Sugar Water

  1. Oh, good luck to you. I used to drink Diet Coke all the time. I gave it up a few years ago, and it wasn’t easy. I did it, though. You can too. I also still drink coffee. I don’t think I’ll ever give it up. I wouldn’t be a pleasant person if I did.

  2. It’s hard getting off the carbonated elixir. I’m down to occasional imbibing, but as you might have guessed it’s always diet pop.

    Snaps to the midwestern use of pop. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, pop without end.

    Amen and please don’t send me to hell God for being blasphemous.

  3. Congrats. Almost 3 years ago I was drinking 120+ oz of Pepsi/Mt. Dew a day. A couple days after Thanksgiving that year, I stopped cold turkey and switched to coffee and 3 years later I don’t even miss it…much…most of the time.

  4. I was never lured into the word of carbonated sweetness in a can. My poison of choice – due to my being born and raised in the South – is sweetened iced tea. Glasses, gallons and seas of the stuff have, quite literally, passed through me. I don’t try to give it up since I recognize a losing battle when I see one.

    Kudos for you, though, especially as your daughter is, no doubt, taking notice of everything you do.

  5. Good luck! My first pregnancy helped me kick that habit (or at least tame it a bit), but I’ve since replaced it with an even more dangerous coffee habit. No yucky h.f. corn syrup (which I refuse to give to my kids, but find myself living off of sometimes), but over twice the caffeine. I didn’t get the headaches when I quit the coke, but oh let me miss just ONE cup of coffee and I’m absolutely miserable!

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