For those of you that know me you'll remember back over a year ago I drank more Diet Mountain Dew than anyone you'd probably ever met. I drank it from all size bottles, sometimes from cans, and even from the places I went that had it at the fountain. I would have one first thing in the morning, stop on the way to work and buy a few 20oz's and then later in the afternoon I'd get another one before work was even over. And that was all before 5pm.
After the Disney Marathon when I realized that I had regained way to much weight and needed to get back to being healthy. I knew I wasn't as happy with myself as I should be (not saying that I'm there yet, but I'm working on it) but I started eating healthier and trying to make better decisions. I stuck to the theory that diet soda didn't have any calories, I was used to the caffeine why should I stop drinking soda. I read more about sugar substitutes and can still make you crave other sweet items. (again, not saying its true, but its what they say), so I decided that I didn't need soda. On February 28th of last year I stopped drinking diet mountain dew and I haven't had one since. There were times when I'd want one, mainly standing in line at Wal-Mart next to a cooler full of them, but I didn't buy one.
I started drinking water. I really love water now and drink A LOT of it everyday. There's not much chance I don't get those 8 glasses of water everyday, I probably get more like 12.
Other than giving up soda, the last year was a great year. Tara and I got engaged, my first walk campaign went really good in my new job at the MS Society, a lot of great cycling rides including the 3 mountain madness and the 100 mile ride that Dad and I did in October, my college graduation, and many many more.
Now that you know that its been a year since the diet mountain dew addict has had a drop, and that I think its safe to say that I'm no longer an addict, I suppose my work here is done. Enjoy your enlightened feeling for the rest of the day. Hahaha
Until next ride...