First off, I just want to say that on Tuesday, I felt much better than I did on Monday. Still, I plan on calling my doctor's office today to get an appointment. My doctor is such a reasonable guy, I think if I give him the list of "whys", he'll agree and help me out.
I don't drink sodas. It's not that I hate them... I just got myself off them years ago and even today, I rarely ever have one. And, if I do, it's a Sprite (or Sprite equivalent - I'm not picky).
It all started when I was trying to get pregnant with Buddy and I wanted to get off caffeine. I gave up coffee and caffeinated sodas. I was down to one Sprite a day (for lunch) and then I just gave that up too.
Every restaurant I visit, I order water because I want to save the calories for something tastier. Not because I'm cheap - although I AM cheap. I'd still order water, even if it cost money. After I got off soft drinks, I pared it down to just water.
And that's the main reason I love my side by side, ice and water thru the door fridge. I brought my old one from our first house and then realized it wouldn't fit the recessed area for the fridge in this house. I searched for one that would fit and when I found one, I pounced. I am constantly going by for ice and water refills... all day long.
These days, I allow a cup of coffee if I feel like it. But, pretty much, I exist like Jesus - water and wine, my friend.
I do buy Cokes and Sprite, when they're on sale. From time to time, they go on sale for something like "4 for $10" on the 12 packs, so I'll pick up three Cokes and one Sprite. The Evil Twin likes a Coke in his lunch and every so often, Buddy will drink a Sprite.
Sissy loves Coke, though and if I give her a can and a straw, she will happily down the entire thing. That doesn't happen very often. My kids can have a glass or two of whole milk, one cup of juice and then, the rest of the day, I give them water. Buddy would drink milk all day and not eat, if we let him. I'm a little more flexible with him these days since he's older and he is allowed to grab a soda if he wants one.
I've been up for an hour and I'm already on my fourth glass of water. Yum!