Wednesday, September 01, 2021

A year without Soda (Pop, that is).

 About a year ago my wife and I decided to go on a bit of a diet.  That included, for me, stopping drinking soft drinks, soda, pop, of any kind.  We decided to go struct on the diet for 30 days to build a healthier habit, then let back in some of our favorite foods - cause whats life without your favourite foods once and a while?

It was mostly successful, until summer hit, and it all went out the window when the kids no longer had a schedule and our discipline went with it..  However one thing I didn't bring back was soft drinks.   I did it simply because I didn't want the calories.  I don't mind drinking water most of the time, so I went with that.

All this happened during the pandemic lock down, so it was easy to avoid my greatest temptation to drink soft drinks:  watching movies in theatre.  My greatest joy in the cinema experience is sitting in a dark theatre watching some action flick with a large popcorn and portable ocean of coke.   This is where I confess that I did have soda 3 times in the past year.  Two of those were when we rented out the local theatre for a private showing (Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure, and Jurassic Park) in October 2020.  The third was when my wife accidentally ordered me a coke when we got takeout, and since it was New Years Eve I figured what the heck.

So my fear was when I got back to going to movies I'd slip back into drinking soft drinks again.  However I've been a couple times now (Free Guy, both times - awesome movie!) and I was surprised to find I was just as happy drinking a bottle of water than a giant coke - I didn't even think twice about it.

So it seems like I can be off the soda bandwagon for good, and that will help, literally, my bottom line.