30-Somethings - I AM QUITING! Anyone want to join me?

10-04-2011, 05:39 PM
Quiting diet pop that is. I have been addicted to diet pop for years and in April I quite. I felt great all summer. I still allowed myself the occassional diet pop but for the most part I did not even want one. In the fall my husband I get very busy so I have been drinking more than usually (I know no excuse) and I feel yucky! Today I told myself I was done (again). So if you have something you want to quite lets meet here and cheer eachother on.

10-04-2011, 06:00 PM
I quit the soda and it took two weeks to get over the sugar addiction. I do not crave sugar now. Get the sugar out of your system!

10-04-2011, 07:29 PM
I cut down on diet pepsi over the last three months. I used to drink almost one a day, but now I drink maybe 2-3 a week. I'd like to just cut it out completely as well.

I've also cut drinking alcohol a lot and want to cut that out completely for the long term.

10-04-2011, 07:45 PM
I'm with you! I just quit a few days ago. It was actually easy but I've done that before only to let it sneak back into my life again. I still put Splenda in my coffee, chew sugarless gum and eat sugar free popsicles, so I'm still addicted to bad things, but I think less soda is definitely a good starting point.

10-06-2011, 01:48 AM
I would love to join. I have a diet coke addiction and I know that it's a big part of my battle with weight. I don't just drink diet coke by itself, it's got to be with something sweet or salty. I've done it before for a month but then I get stressed, drink the diet coke and get hooked again. I'd love to have a group to make me stick with it!

10-06-2011, 01:42 PM
Before I started Atkins about 3 weeks ago I would drink 2 or three regular pepsi's a day. I have not had a pepsi since Sept. 18th and I feel great. I am focused on drinking the right amount of water each and everyday. It was hard to quit the pop and I still want one when I go into the store every morning. I wish all of you luck with kicking the pop habit.

10-06-2011, 02:36 PM
well, my first day isn't going so well. I woke up and had a 1/2 a diet coke. But I stopped and poured the rest down the drain.:o

Good for you for kicking the pop habit! How did you make it through the first week? Did you drink any coffee to substitute for the caffeine? :?:

10-07-2011, 10:00 AM

It was not easy, but doing the atkins diet I felt like crap the first week. It took about 1 week to get rid of the headaches plus I also went throught times where my sugar was low which sucked. I have tried for years to quit the pop and I have finally made the decision when I looked at myself in the mirror and was not happy with what I seen. I knew that the pop and caffeine was not helping me with the weight loss.
I have heard of people using 5 hour energys but just taking a sip when needed or just keep a bottle of ibuprofen close by. I promise all the crappy feelings will pass. Plus drink lots of water and it should flush out quicker. Plus I have found that I am saving quite a bit of money not buying pop go figure. Hope this helps!

10-07-2011, 10:38 AM
Losing weight and saving money, I'm all up for that! No pop in the house and no desire to drag three kids to the store to buy it (they have a four day weekend this week). If I can survive today, I can survive tomorrow....i hope.

10-07-2011, 01:09 PM

I have faith in you and I totally agree it is not worth it dragging 3 little ones to the store for a pop. I have two little boys and forsure do not want to pack them up for that but I use too. Good Luck! You can do it!

10-19-2011, 12:51 PM
I have never touched the diet soda, I have read studies, that say it can lead to Alzhimers, something in the chemicals they use, My mom was diagnosed four months ago she was a three a day diet coke drinker, she is only 56. It does not run in our family at all. So I have done a lot of research and one of the things that got me thinking was an article I read about diet drinks, and it made me wonder, could this be one of the reasons my mom got this horrible disease? If I can remember where I found the article I'll post it but it was a long time ago and I didn't save it, but good for you for stopping.

10-19-2011, 01:01 PM
I used to have a serious Diet Coke problem and when I did my juice only fast I didn't have any and after my 21st day on the fast and no soda I decided to not go back to it. I have to admit I still have it once in awhile, but not nearly as much as I used to have. So I think it's great that you guys want to quit it. It's a hard addiction to cut!!

10-19-2011, 01:05 PM
Quitting diet drinks and artifical sweetners (except on the RARE occassion when I drink some sweet tea at my FMIL's house who sweetens it with Splenda) was the best thing I have ever done. Dropped ten pounds without even changing anything else. Don't know how..don't know why...I'm not a scientist but I know I can't touch the stuff again.

10-19-2011, 04:36 PM
Well, I'll be honest. I'm doing pretty good and having days where I have no soda. Then I'll have a day where we go out for lunch and I'll have two fountain drinks. So...not doing that great. HOWEVER, I am able to go to the store (Walmart, Grocery Store, Target, etc...) without having to buy one. So hurrah for me, lol! Seriously though. I'm pretty excited about it!! I was such an addict and my son was starting to pick up my habit (6th grader) so I had to quit.

On the other hand....I seem to have found a new habit. Coffee. I'm not to the point where I will actually buy a coffee at a coffee shop but I try to make it at home. I think I need to switch to decaf because I had three big glasses around 5pm and well, I couldn't sleep almost all night. Yes. lol. sigh....

10-20-2011, 06:27 PM
I am joining you! I am a diabetic and I have an addiction to pop, both diet and regular. I really have to get it out of my system! I am literally addicted, I experience the worst mood swings when I cant get it

10-20-2011, 06:28 PM
Losing weight and saving money, I'm all up for that! No pop in the house and no desire to drag three kids to the store to buy it (they have a four day weekend this week). If I can survive today, I can survive tomorrow....i hope.

Saving money is my inspiration to stop drinking liquid crack (pop). I have a serious addiciton to pop and I think saving money is the inspiration I need to kick the habit.

11-02-2011, 05:53 PM
No soda or sweets for me for two months now, I haven't missed either.

11-02-2011, 06:08 PM
Me! I've been addicted to diet soda for SO LONG. Trying to give it up now.

11-16-2011, 10:50 AM
I was a diet coke addict, but like a previous poster, Alzheimer's scares the bejeezus out of me and I read an article that connects diet sodas with brain deterioration. HELLO ICED TEA!!! I have discovered unsweetened iced tea with a truvia (stevia) sweetener packet is just as satisfying! Or Club soda when i really need a bubbly fix. I really miss living in Italy where they had fizzy water, it was awesome.

11-19-2011, 11:44 PM
I've been trying to cut out the diet sodas for at least the last couple of years. I'd always end up with terrible headaches and always caved in again after a couple of days. And then there was the dentist ... I thought it was the sugar, but it was the carbonated drinks that were damaging my teeth!

About a month ago I started to cut back ... now I'm down to about one glass of diet coke a day. I feel soooo much better for it, but am still getting the cravings.

I was glad to find this post and find that there are others out there like me :)

11-19-2011, 11:56 PM
I'm with you! I just quit a few days ago. It was actually easy but I've done that before only to let it sneak back into my life again. I still put Splenda in my coffee, chew sugarless gum and eat sugar free popsicles, so I'm still addicted to bad things, but I think less soda is definitely a good starting point.

Don't think of those things as bad. Think of the fact they are helping you as without them you would turn to regular sugar. I have used splenda/and other sugar sub's for years. I would go back to suagr and that I won't do. Just got rid of my diabetic med's.:carrot::carrot::carrot:

11-20-2011, 04:52 AM
I quit it too, and only have it sometimes (mainly like diet lemon-lime sodas). I was actually "addicted" to it for years, the first time I quit cold turkey of diet coke, I had withdrawal symptoms (headaches, sensitivity to light, etc.) for 3 days. But I got back on it, mainlined it essentially (pretty much the only thing I drank all day...no water or anything else) until 2 years ago when I got sick every time I drank diet coke (before and after my GB removal). So I pretty much stick to lemon-lime sodas now, if any, sometimes diet Pepsi...but diet coke still makes me stick to this day...weird.

When I was in France 3 years ago (before I got sick from it, and really stopped), I had to not drink diet coke because of their different recipe for it, tasted horrible. With walking several miles around the town daily, and water, I dropped about 25-30 lbs in a month, then I got use to the new DC taste, and drank that, curtailing my weight loss.

So I know that dropping DC, and drinking water, and exercise shows drastic weight loss at a point..

11-29-2011, 06:14 AM
I have a major diet soda addiction. All I drink! Jumping on board with quitting. Drinking last soda in house now & will buy water filter when go to store today. Hoping this leads to less sugar cravings as well.

12-01-2011, 11:41 AM
Anyone struggling with kicking the diet coke habit? I was doing pretty good, then I slipped. Then I slipped a little further and now I'm trying to stop again....

12-01-2011, 11:50 AM
I quit Diet Coke about 6 weeks ago, since then i have had maybe 3, I don't even keep an in the house now and I was suprised, i don't even miss drinking soda at all, I mainly drink tea, water and a couple cup of coffee a day.:carrot:

12-01-2011, 12:03 PM
I used to drink WAY too much diet pepsi. About six months ago I cut down and have been slowly drinking less and less. I do enjoy drinking fizzy drinks, so i have been drinking club soda and I find that the perfect subsitute. I bought a small bottle of diet coke the other day and it took me 3 days to drink it! And last time I had a full diet coke at a restaurant (about 4 weeks ago) I was so jittery from the caffeine it was ridiculous!

As a side note: there have been studies that suggest that diet pop is just as bad as regular pop if you are trying to lose weight. The artificial sugar gives you a taste of sugar without actually consumming sugar and this makes your brain crave real sugar. I have 100% found this true for me. When I just drink tea, water, and club soda i don't crave sugar nearly was much. Might not be true for all of us - just what I have experienced.

12-07-2011, 06:38 PM
okay I know I have MANY issues, but I dreamt about diet coke the other night! I have had 3 in the past 5 or 6 days. Normally I would have twice that many in one day. Have quit before for a couple weeks. Dont know why having such a hard time now. Will keep trying but so miss it.:(

12-08-2011, 01:02 PM
This past weekend I went Christmas Shopping for the weekend and stayed at a Northern Michigan Casino and free pop all the time. Oops I fell off the wagon but got right back on this past Monday. It took me four days to get rid of the extra water weight now I am back to normal today. Good luck all it is not easy quitting something.