100 lb. Club - It's official! My pop addiction is CURED!




Eliana
09-02-2010, 11:46 AM
:rofl: Yippy! I gave up pop back in November of last year, so just shy of ten months ago! I've done it before. I think the longest stint was six months.

You know how I know that this is it?

Because I started feeling like crap last night and have felt like crap all morning, and I DID NOT THINK ONCE ABOUT POP until just a few minutes ago when I realized that when my throat used to feel like this, my first craving was GOTTA HAVE POP!

:rofl:

When I have drainage in the back of my throat (sorry!), I want the fizz to scratch my throat and water somehow has always tasted gross during that time. But now...it's just what I drink, so it makes no difference.

I'm cured!! :rofl: Now if I can just cure my allergies. ;)


envelope
09-02-2010, 12:14 PM
Eliana - That is great!

I heard that this fall was supposed to be one of the worst in years, I think it was because of the ragweed. The best advice I can give you for your allergies is to take your allergy medicine on a regular basis. Knock on wood, it has really helped me this year even though I have been jogging first thing in the morning, which is not suggested for those with seasonal allergies.

Eliana
09-02-2010, 12:41 PM
Yeah, I've been taking it for a month because it takes two weeks to start working and my allergies always hit when I start back to school. School buildings are horrible places for allergies. :rolleyes: Two years ago my Claritin stopped working so someone advised switching every few years. I started taking Zyrtec. Now the Zyrtec's not working. I think it's time to switch again. I'm debating going back to Claritin or trying Allegra again. That stopped working 4 or 5 years ago. I didn't know you became immune to them. I wonder now if they eventually start working again.


Jennie527
09-02-2010, 01:03 PM
Congrats! I have been toying with the idea of giving up diet soda all together, but my husband drinks it like it is going out of style. So, that would be hard. I have, however, decided to limit the amount. I used to drink like 5 or 6 cans a day, and now I limit myself to one, and I don't even usually drink that.

mommy1028
09-02-2010, 01:26 PM
Congrats! I think I kicked the habit too. I used to belong to MDA (mountain dew anonymous) and now I haven't had any pop in over a month! I am so proud of myself.

Eliana
09-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Congrats! I think I kicked the habit too. I used to belong to MDA (mountain dew anonymous) and now I haven't had any pop in over a month! I am so proud of myself.

Way to go!!

It's a hard one to give up. And it was full-sugar all the way for me because sweeteners give me migraines. I was a major pop addict. I limited myself to 1-2 a day, but it was 1-2 EVERY day and I wanted more! The problem was, that's the only liquid I got all day. I was smart enough to know I shouldn't have more than that, but too stupid to realize I still needed more liquid in the form of WATER.

mommy1028
09-02-2010, 01:36 PM
I've noticed that water quenches your thirst more than a few cold pops do. It also fills me up so I don't want to go eat a whole lot. I drink a glass before every meal and almost always have food left on my plate because I am too full to eat it.

Coondocks
09-02-2010, 01:38 PM
I knew I kicked that habit when i let myself have a coke cause it was in my calories, hadn't had one in months . . . . couldnt drink it, tastes nasty to me now :)

Congrats to you all for kicking that habit!!

Eliana
09-02-2010, 02:16 PM
I knew I kicked that habit when i let myself have a coke cause it was in my calories, hadn't had one in months . . . . couldnt drink it, tastes nasty to me now :)

Congrats to you all for kicking that habit!!

I've had sips twice and thought it was super sweet...but I liked it. :p I just have to stay away from it.

stephnms
09-02-2010, 03:05 PM
Doesn't it feel great? :D I gave up soda (diet too) in November 2008, and I haven't missed it at all. (And I used to have a 2-liter Mountain Dew a day habit). :D

mandalinn82
09-02-2010, 03:13 PM
If you're still looking for fizzies to scratch your throat, sparkling mineral water is awesome. And calorie/chemical/artificial sweetener free!

Onederchic
09-02-2010, 03:17 PM
Congrats!

PinkHoodie
09-02-2010, 07:59 PM
I need to do this. I have given up pop at times, but I always come back to it. I just have it once and the craving kicks in. I have been drinking Pepsi max, artificial sweeteners don't really effect me. But I still know its a bad habit...I eventually want to have it as a once in awhile treat. But it has been helpful in helping me get rid of the full sugar stuff. I love the taste of Pepsi Max now...I am not even tempted to buy the full sugar stuff.
But so great! :D

althepirate
09-02-2010, 08:37 PM
Right now I'm struggling with giving up soda and it's soooo hard! I'm doing pretty good this week, only because I've replaced soda with Snapple lol. I'm doing good with just one or two a day, and lots of water!

The only consolation I have is that Snapple is at least all [or mostly] natural and has no high fructose corn syrup!

StarGetsFit
09-02-2010, 09:10 PM
How wonderful!

I dream of curing my soda addiction. It's just so ingrained. At like 12 years old I was drinking 64oz of diet pop a day. Now it's more like I soda binge when I'm out, but I don't drink it at home anymore.

And I'll go for a week or so without one, but then I break and if I have one, I HAVE to have another.:(

Windchime
09-02-2010, 09:24 PM
If you're still looking for fizzies to scratch your throat, sparkling mineral water is awesome. And calorie/chemical/artificial sweetener free!

I agree. I'm quite the Talking Rain junkie now!

Jennifer 3FC
09-04-2010, 12:11 AM
Eliana, I have terrible allergy problems too, and I know what you're talking about. Drainage is just gross! I'm not seeing any difference with my antihistamines, either. I've been using a neti pot more though, and I think that is helping more than the antihistamines ever did. My HCP swears that if I use it twice a day that the ill effects of allergies will be practically gone.

Eliana
09-04-2010, 11:00 AM
Eliana, I have terrible allergy problems too, and I know what you're talking about. Drainage is just gross! I'm not seeing any difference with my antihistamines, either. I've been using a neti pot more though, and I think that is helping more than the antihistamines ever did. My HCP swears that if I use it twice a day that the ill effects of allergies will be practically gone.

I've heard of this. I only just heard about it last Spring when a co-worker mentioned it. So it really works, huh?

ReitmansFatGirl
09-05-2010, 12:11 PM
I'm a huge coke drinker. And once I start, I have a really hard time stopping. It's a caffeine sugar rush. Anyhow, I've stopped now. And I'm hoping to be where you are - 10 months free of coke.

ReitmansFatGirl

RobinD
09-05-2010, 12:46 PM
For those of you struggling to get off of soda, perhaps SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia drops might help. I never cared much for soda, but struggled to get enough water down because it's so danged boring tasting. Now my water can taste like anything from root beer to apricot nectar, for 0 calories and absolutely no artificial sweeteners. Use sparkling water and it's a lot like drinking soda. Amazon has the stevia drops far cheaper than my local health food store. They've helped me a lot with my palate fatigue issues - now I get enough water and can jazz up the flavor of my protein shakes. Good stuff.