4 weeks ago was the last day I drank a soda (save for two sips of a diet coke during the Expo when I had left my water bottle in the car). So 4 weeks ago, September 26, to be exact, was the last day I savored the taste of a Diet Mt Dew (several, in fact). But because the marathon was to be run the following Sunday I stopped drinking soda so I could focus on hydration, hydration, hydration.
Well, I haven't had a soda since. And I haven't really missed it, which is good. I thought maybe I'd lose some weight this month since I'm taking in oodles of soda anymore but I haven't lost a pound...in fact I think I've gained (but I haven't been exercising regularly either).
But it occurred to me this weekend that me giving up soda didn't really do me much good, other than saving my pocketbook. I drank diet pop only so I wasn't taking in extra calories. And when I was drinking soda I'd drink more water too because after awhile the 'sugary' taste was too much so I'd drink water to compensate. But now just drinking water is getting annoying so I'm drinking Crystal Lite, which has calories.
So where was the benefit?