So Saturday morning, June 9, I began. Or ended. No more soda. I had a migraine for about a week. Oh I was bad off. But I didn't go back. After about a week I tried bed without a sleeping pill. Check! I did it. Since then I have only taken the sleeping pills while camping. Necessary! Trust me. In exchange for the soda/carbonation/caffeine I have taken on a new slew of drinks. Here they are. In no particular order. SoBe drinks. Yum. The cheap version of Crystal Lite with Stevia instead of NutraSweet. And, of course, water.
Now I feel I need to clarify. I did have a diet something on our trip. Just with lunch. It doesn't do it for me. So I continue on. I also don't feel "better" since leaving all the "evil" behind. I do feel more tired, though. No taking on a caffeinated diet something to get through the afternoon. But I know I'll sleep when I go to bed. I also don't guarantee the longevity of it. 8 weeks is staggering. And my plan is to keep going. But if I'm out to lunch a have a diet caffeineted something, don't worry, it's just a drink. And won't be happening on a regular basis. But don't quote me on that.