Soda Diaries: Finally!

Finally, I drank soda after 55 days of abstaining from it.

I got a 1.5L bottle.
(instagrammed it immediately, of course!)

After 55 days… 😀

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Don’t worry! I didn’t finish the entire bottle.
I just downed one glass.
And honestly, I’m all set.

Maybe it’s because I am more of a soda-in-can kind of drinker (yes, there’s a difference in the taste depending on the container. Trust me. We addicts can tell! And the ones in cans are my favorites!) , but I am actually not craving for soda that much anymore.

Well, okay. I missed its taste and “kick”!
But now I know, I can resist giving in to it unlike before.
Now I know, I can live not getting to drink it at least once a day unlike before.
I now have the will!

I open the fridge.
I see a bottle of soda… and I grab the bottle of water instead.
I pat myself on the back.

Talk about change. 🙂

Soda Diaries: 49 days

Oh yes. I’m way past my pledged no-soda day!
It’s been 4 days since I passed The Soda Challenge deadline and I still haven’t drank one drop.
It’s not that I don’t crave it. Because I really really do!

I am actually scared.
I am scared that once I start drinking again, I will be drowning myself with it yet again.

I am also scared for my kidneys now.
Just a month ago, I would’ve just brushed aside all health worries.
But hearing dialysis stories from friends (one friend has a sister that goes to dialysis twice a week indefinitely, and another friend who’s a nurse that’s assigned to help perform dialysis to patients), I got spooked… Because I know that that will be one possible future for me if I don’t control my soda drinking and don’t start drinking more water.

So what about my “No day but Today” mantra?
Okay. I am still living for the day. I believe so.
I don’t mean to not drink sodas ever.
Maybe now I should just add the mantra:
“Too much of one thing is bad.”
So everything should be in moderation.

Don’t hold yourself back.
Seize the day in moderation.
In this way, you can start living your present to the fullest but not being to dumb enough to acknowledge that the future is inevitable. Also, you’ll be able to seize every moment that the future present brings.

Confusing?
Such is life. 🙂

*sigh*

Hopefully the next soda diary entry will be about me getting to drink soda once again.
*fingers crossed*

Soda Diaries: One Day More

Too many times I was tempted to break this pledge.
Too many times I thirsted for its taste.
Too many times I stood my ground.

Okay. Enough with the drama…
One more night’s sleep and I can drink soda again!
Yahoooooooooo! 🙂

 

Soda Diaries: 15 days to go!

Wow. I am surviving.
15 more days and I can finally get to taste soda again!

Oh, how I missed the carbonated treasures and how its cold bubbles massages its way down my throat. Then finally getting the thirst-quenching feeling and the burp!

Just thinking about it makes me feel all giddy! 🙂

 

Soda Diaries: Thank God for Tuna Pie!

I have survived three days without soda. Yay!
So far, I did not have a hard time NOT wanting soda.
I keep choosing water or iced tea. Not that I’m saying they’re equal alternatives now.
No way!

One thing that kept me from craving soda is the seasonal Tuna Pie from Jollibee!
This has become my favorite ever since they first introduced it in their menu.
Too bad, it is only available during Lent season because I would probably eat one every day.

But since it IS the Lent season, it’s baaaaaaack!
I have missed it soooo much.
With this, I will be taking this opportunity to stuff myself with it every chance I get.

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(This would taste so much better with soda, though. Haha)

Soda Diaries: The Challenge

Today’s Daily Prompt made me double think my addiction for sodas.
(See previous post)

I suddenly got scared that it might just get worse and my kidney will fail me soon.
Since I’m really having a hard time giving up on this habit,
the least I can do is minimize my craving for it.

Good thing yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which signifies the start of the season of Lent.
Every year I always choose one thing to abstain from doing for forty days as a penitence.

So this year, I choose to abstain from sodas (dark or otherwise).
I also use this challenge as an excuse to use the Milestone Widget (see the sidebar. :))
as a countdown tool until Easter Sunday when I can finally drink soda again!

Okay. So this is dropping the habit cold turkey.
But it’s just for forty days right?

Hopefully by the end of forty days, I will:
– save money
– fulfill one religious duty; and
– learn that I can live without drinking soda (too much)

I can do this.
Lord, help me.

Shoulda Woulda Coulda : Soda Diaries

Daily Prompt: Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Tell us about something you know you should do . . . but don’t.

I love sodas!
I love carbonated drinks.
I love them so much that I got into the habit of drinking at least one can per day.

I know that I should stop drinking too much of it.
I know it’s unhealthy.
I know it’s an added expense.

I do it anyway.

I love the dark sodas more, like Coke and Pepsi.
But I love the no-sugar versions most, like Coke Zero and Pepsi Max.
I don’t have an ultimate favorite between the two because sometimes my choice depends on my mood.

There are times when a meal feels incomplete without it.
There are times when I’m just craving it for no reason.
There are times when I would rather drink it than have something to eat.

I know it’s just a matter of time when my body will betray me and start reacting to all the soda I’m giving it.
But how? How do I stop?

I love sodas!