A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Don’t drink soda for a month
Date completed: February 28, 2015
Description: This is pretty simple – don’t drink soda for an entire month.
Why I wanted to do it: I don’t drink regular soda, rather diet. I do that for taste as well as health reasons. Still, I know it’s not good for me. So in my quest to try and get healthier, I thought this would be something good to do. I used to drink about one per day. Nothing Earth shattering, by any means, but enough to make me wonder. I also think it was a good way to make me drink more water.
How I did it: I just stopped. I know people who drink a lot of soda each day and might have issues with going cold turkey. For me, it wasn’t really a big deal. There were times I had wanted that carbonation, for sure, but I resisted. And I drank more water.
Some things that I found from it – my blood sugar went down for a while (it’s bounced around since, but I definitely saw a drop) so I felt better with things on the diabetes side. I also found that adding things to water – lemon, or those single-flavor pack things – made it easier, too. And a lot of those flavor packs have no sugar/carbs in them, which is even better.
I also felt a bit better, which was nice. That’s not to say it was all the soda, but it probably didn’t hurt. And since then? I’ve stayed away during March and the following months, for the most part. I’ve had a few, but usually just one of those 7.5-ounce cans. That way I get a small soda fix, but don’t get back to where I used to be.
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on August 1, 2014 with an anticipated finish date of April 28, 2017. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.