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You might think it's not a big deal, but to me it is. I drank on AVERAGE over 2 liters a day. Yes, I said on average, some days I drank a whole lot more than that!
Years ago I drank regular coke and the day I switched to diet I almost could feel the weight fall off me. What was I thinking drinking all those calories?!
Well, now I find myself in my 30s questioning how good these artificial sweetners and all of these chemicals are for me. Remember, I am trying to live a balanced life here. Something is not right when the first thing that pops in my head in the morning is having a diet coke. It is seriously what motivates myself to roll out of bed in the morning for.
Here is what I spend on average for my diet coke each day...
$1.08 morning stop at McDonalds for a 32 oz. diet coke
$1.25 mid morning bottle of diet coke from machine at the office
$1.50 avg cost of diet coke for lunch
$.75 1/2 of a 2 litter of diet coke at home in the evening
Daily average= $4.58
Yearly= $1,672 (Wow, what will I do with that extra money!?! Spend it on something else I'm sure.)
Today is the end of my 2nd day without diet coke. I am soooooo tired! But other than that am doing remarkably well. I've been drinking water at the times I usually drink coke (not quite as motivating to wake up to the in the morning!)
Anyone else out there addicted to diet coke??