I did actually give up soda for a couple of weeks but I decided to start drinking it again. I decided to cheat one day because I was tired and needed the caffeine. That led to cheating the next day and deciding to just scrapping the whole giving up soda thing. I do feel that I could give up soda again but I don’t want to right now. The benefits I hoped to see from giving up soda did not happen. I was hoping that I would sleep better, lose weight, and have improved digestion. The reason none of that happened is probably because I substituted sweet tea for my soda. If I want to see any benefits I probably need to give up all caffeinated and sugary drinks. That is something I might do in the future but for now I’m enjoying my soda.
I’m still doing well on giving up TV. That has been pretty easy. The internet, reading and our new Wii is more than enough to keep me occupied. It also helps that we agreed watching DVDs would be okay. We just got season 3 of Dexter from the library and are enjoying watching an episode or two of it a night now. I suppose that is cheating but I was on the wait list for Dexter for months so now that I have it I’m going to watch it.