I was first introduced to
Then came the college years. 1982. Diet Coke arrived on the scene. My first
Except for a brief time where I had the urge to keep a stockpile on hand for some reason, I really only drank when I was stressed, wanted to reward myself, or ate a hamburger, a pizza, or Mexican food. Which was pretty much every day!
Since January though, I have been reevaluating my eating (and drinking) habits. In early February, I read an article about Blood:Water Mission which challenged me to give up all other beverages, besides water from February 17 - April 3, keep a tab of what I would have spent, and at the end of the 40 days, donate that money to Blood:Water Mission.
Made me think....How much money I wasted daily on something that really wasn't even good for my body at all.
And I figured if I saved $2 a day just by forgoing my daily Diet coke (on ice), then I'd save $80 in 40 days. That would be enough to provide clean water for 80 people for an entire year! How cool is that?
So here I am...been drinking water ONLY for a week now. Seven days of sobriety. Honestly, I never realized how hooked I was til I decided to give up something so simple.