**In case you didn't know, my husband and I have given up soda and sweet tea for one year. You can read about our reasoning here.
Well, we've made it one month without soda! I'm so excited to be able to sit here and type that! It actually hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be, but I did have a few moments of wondering why I decided to do this in the first place. I tend to jump in head first without thinking things through. My husband however, is way better at sticking to things than I am so he's kept us on course.
The first week or so I felt horrible. I had a slight headache and I was tired allll day long, but I pushed through and now I feel so much better. We've been drinking a lot of water and unsweet tea. Also, we've had a few bottles of sparking apple cider which is actually a wonderful substitute because you still get the sweetness and the fizz which makes me happy. :)
We've also decided to give up most fast food for the year because we were eating it 2-3 times per week for convenience sake. In the past, I would have a rough day or just feel lazy and we'd go grab a burger at Sonic or something, but now that isn't an option so I'm actually cooking every night! It's crazy! :) The only thing I really kinda sorta miss is Chick fil a, but I guess I will survive without it. I tried to "mimic" fast food the other night for dinner and we had baked crispy chicken, oven fries and sparkling cider. I must admit is was really good.
I'm hoping that when this is all said and done I will drink a Dr. Pepper or eat a fast food meal and I won't even like them anymore. It's been so freeing to not even have those things as an option.
Well, that's 1 month down and 11 to go!!