THE END IS HERE! Not like the apocalypse, but the end of my self-imposed water only month. Not going to lie, I’m glad to be over it.
To be fair, drinking only water hasn’t been *that* bad. I saved a ton of money. I don’t think I ever really paid attention to how much I spend getting soda at fast food places. The soda is one of the reasons I go, but I just sort of slide into the pre-set value meals, even if that’s not really what I want to eat. (On a side note, I think I’m over most of the fast food chains. Blech. That food tastes so greasy and nasty.)
My skin is clear, but my skin is usually pretty clear. It had been giving me some issues, but I have no idea whether that was hormonal or related to my beverage consumption. Apparently it’s not food related.
I think I compensated for not having soda with other sweet foods. That may explain why my weight hasn’t gone down. (Actually, it’s gone up…)
I did finally settle into a sort of “water, blah” about it. I am still really excited about having a Wild Cherry Pepsi tomorrow, but I do think this has cured me of my lust for juices. I do want to limit my soda consumption going forward since it is loaded with empty calories. I may even give up my beloved Coca-Cola except in limited circumstances (movies, delicious fountain Coke from places I know to have the perfect mixture) since I don’t really crave it anymore. I do also miss strawberry lemonade.
While I’m not sure this little experiment was worth it, I’m not sad about having done it. This was never about quitting side and all other beverages altogether, but rather a way to see the impact it could have.