Friday, December 13, 2013

BBL 2013-2014 | Give Up Pop for 30 Days


Why did I include this on my Bucket List?

Years ago I had managed to kick my pop habit to the curb.  However, as my life has gotten increasingly more insane over the past few years I've fallen back into the habit of drinking way too much of it again.  I started drinking it for the caffeine, and ended up addicted again because I really do love the taste.  My hope is that by giving up pop for 30 days, it will start me on the path of not drinking it again.

Was the experience what I had hoped it would be?

In general, I actually had an easier time than I expected.  The only time I had to battle my craving was when I was eating foods that I usually associate with drinking pop - like pizza or fast food.

The details...

I stopped drinking pop on October 1st, and made it though the 30 days with no problem.  After about 35 days, I did cave in and drink some Pepsi on a day where I had only gotten a few hours of sleep and had along day ahead of me.  The caffeine provided the needed pick-me-up, but I was surprised that I didn't enjoy the taste like I was expecting.  Since then I have indulged in the caffeine hit on a few other occasions, with the same surprising result so perhaps I just might be well on my way to kicking this habit for good!

Do you want to see my entire 2013-2014 Birthday Bucket List?  You can find it here. Did you miss my 2012-2013 List? You can find it here.  Or my 2011-2012 List? You can find it here.

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