Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | July 10, 2012

Mt Dew Free!!

Earlier today I was reading a friend’s post (hi Carma!!) and she mentioned that she has been Pepsi free for a month.  Got me to thinking.  I was a HUGE Mt Dew drinker – I probably coulda put my dd thru college with all the money I spent on Mt Dew and Coke!!  rofl

I’ve been Mt Dew free since October 2010.  Took the doctor telling me I was diabetic to get me to quit drinking – I do drink Coke Zero couple times a week, but, no Mt Dew or Coke or Pepsi for me.  At first, it was HARD to not grab a Mt Dew and enjoy its yummy sweetness.  Especially when stressed out or tired and needed a lil boost to get me thru the day.  And I’m sorry, but even flavored water does not equal Mt Dew or Coke…lol…

After a week of headaches from caffeine withdrawal, I found unsweet tea helped.  Then I found Arizona diet tea that tasted sweet so that helped my sweet tooth quite a bit!!  I did try all the diet sodas – didn’t like any of them – did try Sprite Zero and Mt Dew Zero – boy was that a huge let down!! Then I stumbled upon Coke Zero and have been quite happy ever since…lol…

Now, just shy of two years later, a bottle of water is always with me and I don’t have the urge for soda.  I can grab a Mt Dew or Pepsi for someone else without groaning or pouting.  I’ve come a long way since October 2010, but, I won’t lie, sometimes the really stressful days make me wanna say ‘shut the front door’ and grab an ice-cold Mt Dew…lol

So, what is your drink vice?

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  1. My drink of choice is Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey. I could drink gallons of that stuff 😀
    That being said, I’ve been cutting down drastically and taking in a lot more water instead. (Of course, summers in Georgia make that transition really pretty easy. Dehydrating isn’t anywhere on my ‘bucket’ list.)

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  2. Wow I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 years. I remember you giving it up. I’m not much of a soda drinker but I love my tea. I had to learn to drink it without sugar and cream (just the black stuff never drank herbal with anything). I do like unsweetened tea but up here in Washington drinking sweet iced tea was unheard of when I was growing up. Now McDs and other restaurants are serving it but we’re still big on the unsweetened.

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  3. My drink of choice is 23 flavors of Dr Pepper. Just sounds fattening doesn’t it? It is, very much, and I had to stop. Not much liking the diet side of it so I stick to my coffee and sweet (liberally) tea with a dash of lemon and ice water, of course. Although, bubble pictures of vodka mudslides keeping popping up over my head lately.

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