I've officially gone 24 hours without a soda and thus far I haven't killed anyone.
I posted about this one my Facebook as I was in the middle of the first day and got a lot of good comments from people but because of one of the comments I will clarify that I am not without caffeine, I am only trying to cut out the soda's and the carbonated energy drinks.
I do realize that I have a horrible caffeine addiction and will need to slowly cut back on that as well but that is for another time. Right now I am focusing on not drinking soda's and getting rid of (or at least severely cutting back on) that portion of my unhealthy life style.
I grew up drinking Mountain Dew like it was water so I know this isn't going to be an easy process.
However, yesterday I turned to water and alternative energy sources and made it through the day. There were a couple of times that I wanted to reach or a Dew but instead I refilled my water.
Early in the day I added some caffeine to my water and that got me through about half of my day. After work I did need to get a little bit more caffeine because I felt myself wearing down and starting to get a headache. I used a little of the Mio Energy in another water and slowly sipped that for the rest of the night.
I read somewhere that you should drink about 2/3rds of your body weight in water every day (in ounces) and that puts me at about 150 ounces of water per day.
Yesterday I succeeded.
Today is another day.
Lets go for 48 hours.