If you follow along, you know that I took a 30 day hiatus from drinking Coca Cola back from October 4th until November 4th, 2012. It was easier than I thought it would be; I suppose I was “ready” to quit.
You may be pleased to know that I’ve been able to maintain my Coke-free status. More or less.
I don’t drink soda when I’m home. I don’t drink it at work. Okay, I may have had a couple at work since I ended my 30-day fast, but, when you juxtapose that along with the understanding that before the fast I averaged at least 2 Cokes a day, I am doing much better with it.
I drink Coke when I’m at a restaurant or at the movie theatre. Because I still love fountain soda so much. I find that I need less than I used to. Where I would get a medium or large size before the fast, a small will do me fine now. If I get a refill, I usually don’t finish it.
It’s a slippery slope, I could easily start drinking soda every day. Part of the reason why is that it’s so convenient. When I drink tea now, I have to make it. Heat the water. Plan ahead if I want to drink cold tea, by making it ahead of time and keeping it in the fridge. With soda you just pull the tab or unscrew the bottle.
For now my rule of thumb is to only allow myself to have Coke once a day, and only if I am at a restaurant or at a movie theatre.
I think I can make it. It hasn’t been too hard. As long as I plan ahead. And, when all else fails, I guess I’ll drink water.