Sunday, January 25, 2015

Why I Stopped Drinking Coke

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If you've been following me for a while now, then you'll know that I am highly addicted to Coke. But guess what? As of 12-31-2014, I haven't even had one sip! It kinda went along with no added sugar to our foods, yup, we've mostly stopped eating foods with added sugars. I feel so much better now! The headaches, the upset stomach, the anger issues, everything, is gone. Food tastes amazing now, real, filling, and it makes me want to eat. I eat less, as I feel more full, I use to eat 1-8 meals a day, now it is 1-4. I've lost 6lbs, and no, I am not overweight. I have developed a taste for a few types of tea, I drink Earl Gray at least once everyday or every two days. And, man am I much more happier, I've had some very unfortunate events happen in my life, and I've been sad and possible a tad depressed for 5+ years, but who knew that your food and drinks play a massive role in your happiness? Instead of focusing on everything I can't fix, I am focusing on things that I can fix, and so far, it is working and I'm glad.

Tea is also making me calmer, nicer, and an all around better person. Instead of feeling like I want to stab someone when I am angry, I am able to handle the situation a lot better. So what an improvement LOL. Also, my hair is so much softer, cleaner and more glossy, I might even give up conditioner now.  On an unrelated note, the cats are also making an environment pledge, like using all natural pine litter, which I hope to use with them for the rest of their lives, they love it, I love it, it is cheap ($8 for a 20lb bag), no dust, and great for the earth. It is a win-win! Right? Also no Coke for me until 2016. ;-)


This whole no Coke, no added sugar challenge isn't about losing weight, but rather about eating healthier, and improving our health. What kind of improvements are you working on in your world?




Ragdoll Mommy~

10 comments:

  1. I love your post. It's encouraging for my "give up coke" journey. I'm excited about all your positive changes. I've slipped up some and had a coke the other day. It's disappointing but I'll keep going. I've noticed it doesn't taste as good anymore and I feel better. Thanks for your post.

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    1. It was hard, but it pays off in the end.

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  2. I gave up most pop about 5 years ago. I do have the occasional one. I am addicted to chocolate and am working to limit this. When I have the urge, I eat dark chocolate. Best of luck on your giving up coke!

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    1. I love chocolate, especially mint and dark, but I don't eat it very often. Best of luck.

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  3. That's awesome, Ragdoll Mommy. There is so much added and processed sugar in so many foods and drinks these days. Good job making a conscious decision to eat healthier! :)

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    1. Thank you. It was a hard choice, but I think it was done in my best interests.

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  4. Thanks for visiting us. We love seeing new faces. Good work on giving up the Coke. I got diabetes in 2013 and had to change a lot of things. But now I'm medication free.

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    1. I am sorry to hear that. But it is great to meet you, I really do like your blog.

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  5. Mommy says that fresh fruit tastes much sweeter, too.

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