I think enough time has passed that I can safely announce I've given up soft drinks. Probably not forever, because I'm not always great with commitments unless I believe they really matter, but I have not had a soft drink in about a month and so far I'm feeling good about it.
I'm kind of in crisis about the way I eat and feed my family in general, actually, thanks to watching too many documentaries (particularly "Food Inc.") and writing too many nutrition-oriented articles. I plan to write about all this in more depth at some point but right now I'm trying to sift through all the information out there and figure out what's factual, what's propaganda, and what it all might mean for our family.
That's not a post for tonight, though. It feels like Thursday already, and if not for NaBloPoMo I would be headed for bed right now.
My decision to eliminate soft drinks required no research. I've always drunk way too much Coke despite knowing how bad it is for me. One day about a month ago I just decided that was dumb. I now drink even more coffee in the morning, maybe sweet tea or orange juice at lunch, and lots of water throughout the day. I love love LOVE Coke, but it has no redeeming qualities. The truth hurts.