Tuesday, April 01, 2014

24 hours

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.


  1. I really don't know if it is related to my giving up diet soda, but I feel much better overall.

  2. Where did you read you should be drinking more than a GALLON of water a day? That's preposterous! Please give a source.

    Your body already has a method for telling you how much water to drink. Thirst. If you're thirsty, drink. If you're not thirsty, don't. If you're forcing yourself to drink when you're not thirsty to fulfill some silly quota, you're doing the wrong thing. And you know this already.

    Where does this junk science come from?

    Don't forget that 25% of your daily water comes from your food. The national health institute recommends 1ml for every calorie you consume. If you eat 2000 calories, that's like 65 oz, minus the quarter that's in the food, that leaves around 48 oz. And you're forcing down 150? Yikes!

    1. http://www.m.webmd.com/diet/features/water-for-weight-loss-diet?page=4
      “It depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level and where you live,” Nessler says. “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. If you’re living in a hot climate and exercising a lot, you’d be on the higher end of that range; if you’re in a cooler climate and mostly sedentary, you’d need less.

    2. I've also read similar in other places.

      Also, I am not forcing myself to drink. I am very active at work and constantly on the move during my 9 hours there and as such I drink a lot.
      I generally go through about 100 ounces of liquid at work alone

  3. Congrats on giving up soda for a day, now lets work on day 2.
    How much water do you need?

    Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.

    So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

    What about the advice to drink eight glasses a day?

    Everyone has heard the advice, "Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day." That's about 1.9 liters, which isn't that different from the Institute of Medicine recommendations. Although the "8 by 8" rule isn't supported by hard evidence, it remains popular because it's easy to remember. Just keep in mind that the rule should be reframed as: "Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day," because all fluids count toward the daily total.

  4. boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. mountian dew is the nectar from the gods,sir.moderation is the key,bro. we,as a species didnt evolve from apes to drank water. lol.

    1. Moderation is key but I don't currently drink dew moderately.
      So, hopefully after going through this I can be happy limiting myself to some once in a while instead of multiple all day every day.

    2. ok ,bro. just more 4 me,i guess.wish mountian dew would bring back the PITCH BLACK thou

    3. I do love pitch black. The original, not the second version they had. My favorite is still probably Live Wire