As of today, I have been Pepsi Free for 113 days!! That's huge for me!
I was addicted!!! That is putting it mildly. I could easily drink 2 liters a day, no problem. Then it hurt me and it hit me hard. Pepsi was not my friend...it's nobody's friend. (It tastes so good though!!) The caffine I was taking in was aggrivating my Lupus, making my sleep patterns irregular, dehydrating me, making me edgy, causing weight gain, bloating me & generally making me miserable. Enough! I had had enough! No more! So I quit!
Was it easy? Yes & No.
I had tried to quit a number of times before but always ending up back on the bottle. Addicted! BUT finally I had hit a wall like no other I've ever hit. I had had enough of feeling like death warmed over. I finally realized just how awful the Pepsi/caffine made me feel. I also realized...well I guess I knew all along...that I wasn't drinking enough water and that wasn't making matters any better. So, in answer to the question was it easy, yes it was! At that point I just wanted to feel better. I wanted to feel human and alive. So I said no more.
Then, at weeks 9, 10 & 11, when I was feeling better than I had in a long time, I started to crave Pepsi again. I had never gone this long without it. So if I was going to slip up this would've been the perfect oppourtunity. Luckily, I could remember just how disgusting it made me feel and I knew if I had made it that far then I could tough it out. So, no, during those weeks I struggled.
I had tried to quit before and always suffered the withdrawl effects but I have to say this go-round it was surprisingly painless. I was sure to drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
So here's to 113 days...and counting!!
What goals can I set for myself next?