Hi, my name is Rita and I am a recovering soda addict. For 35 years ( not a typo) I drank 2-12 cans of
Pepsi a day. When packing for vacation, the first thing I did was calculate how many sodas I would need and how to pack them. ( no soda machines in the woods). I lived for Pepsi. Heaven help anyone who got in between me and my addiction.
My mom died. Stroke brought on by years of not taking care of herself. My top front tooth chipped 1/2 off from a plastic straw. The soda leached so much calcium from my teeth that you could read through my front top teeth. I quit that day. Cold turkey. Amazingly, it must have been the right time as I didn't go through withdrawal. I had tried before but got massive headaches so this time was a blessing.
I started drinking and liking water. Before I rarely drank anything but Pepsi. I was dehydrated for years. Now I was liking refreshing water.
3 years later I have found a new liquid addiction: chamomile and lavender tea, brew up a strong cup, let it cool, fill a one liter bottle with the cup off tea, add one packet of True Lemon lemonade, fill the rest of the bottle with cold water and oh my my my!!!! Healthy, hydrating and delicious!
Last edited by ruziska; 06-07-2014 at 10:21 AM.
"I'm going to get healthy or die trying"