I'm addicted. I'm addicted to soda and have been for a while. At work, we have a soda fountain that is free for all employees meaning I have unlimited access to my drug of choice. As a working mom with a baby who doesn't sleep through the night, that glass of caffeine each day was a blessing and a way to get through the hours and stay awake. But it is not healthy for me (or for baby after I did some research) and it is time for me to stop. Cold turkey. No more soda for me.
Part of me is very sad about this. I seriously love the stuff and wish so badly that it was a magical drink that did your body good. But alas, it is terrible for me (both diet and non-diet) and I know this.
The rest of me is proud I finally have the strength to make this decision and put my health first. I will be better off both mentally and physically for making this choice. While some people might think this is a simple choice and it's stupid that it should even be hard for me, others will understand the addicting side of soda and relate. It's a bit bizarre to associate so much happiness with a beverage, but that's what I've done and need to move forward from now.
Today's Weigh-in: 162.2
And a photo of me with my little boy since I haven't posted one yet: