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Monday, June 25, 2018

I just joined the other day because I need a change & my doc gave me an ultimatum sorta.

I have some pretty bad habits and have been drinking soda since I was a small kid. Lovely how they didn't worry about that stuff in the 70s, but it has created a plus-size woman who has too much physical pain and seems like my mobility is limited at times.

I've been a very active Mtn Dew addict since high school. And for the last 10 years I've been trying to kick it, with zero success. Today is different.

Drank my last one last night...none today and I'm doing great. Just have a low-grade headache that started after dinner tonight. I am focused....I am gonna do it this time!

My weight is currently 238 lbs. Scary thing it is probably all from the Mtn Dew lol. Yes...I drank nothing but that...and have really paid for it. It destroyed my teeth (I no longer have any at 40 yrs young), probably has helped keep me from sleeping, destroyed my insides, and just has my body all out of whack.

Today I started physical therapy for low back pain (sacral pain). It's time for a change. Time to listen to my body...and possibly my doctor lol.

Hopefully my progress will help someone else who struggles with a soda addiction and the added weight that comes with it.
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    890 days ago
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    890 days ago
    I look at soda as dangerous and addictive as cigarettes. I believe you took a study on all obese people we would find soda to be the biggest common thread.
    890 days ago
    I'm doing the bottled water with the Mio energy. I have Excedrin migraine & Aleve for the headaches. Thank you all for the support!
    890 days ago
  • THANKFUL2018
    Welcome to Spark! What a great goal! You can do this, you can make You better! Blessings!
    890 days ago
    You can also try flavored carbonated water. It helps some times bc it gives it flavor pus fizzyness of soda
    890 days ago
    The headache is from sugar withdrawal, you can take Tylenol. It usually lasts about 3 days. I like unsweetened ice tea with sweet n low or splenda. I've learned to like the taste of water especially bottled water.
    890 days ago
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