You've come to the right place!! This forum is absolutely a godsend to me! This place is full of love, encouragement, ideas, and laughter! I originally joined in Feb. 2005, but only came here twice in that time..... I recently "re-joined" 2 weeks ago and come here MANY times a day. In a world full of "you can'ts" this site is full of "oh, yes you can.... and you WILL".
I too gave up soda and all forms of caffeine about 6 months ago... it gets so much easier the longer you go without it.... I don't even crave it now.... and if I do take a sip of it - it tastes like sugary syrup...
Anyway - look around and jump right in!