Off Soda

For 2019, I decided to quit soda. And it was shockingly easy this time. I did this before and ended up relapsing but I’ve really tackled it anew this year.

The only drinks I’ve had:

  • Water
  • Milk
  • Apple juice
  • Blackberry Izze
  • Fresca
  • Scotch
  • Wine

Before you say it, I know some of these drinks have a lot of sugar. That’s the point. I’ve been quitting soda primarily to get me off of caffeine. Cutting back on sugar is coming next.

But what actually made me want to write this post is that I’m currently sitting in a hotel room, of which one of my travel routines is to enjoy a bottle of Pepsi while watching streams in the hotel. It has no sense it’s just a thing I’ve found myself doing while I travel and today as I sit in this hotel room I was struck by a real wanting for soda – something I haven’t truly faced since I stopped drinking soda.

Ah the joys of the human mind.