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To Soda or Not To Soda...

October 19th, 2006 at 01:09 pm

I only drink diet soda, and only half to one a day. But I am beginning to question expenditures that are just sorta there. I cut out buying drinks out (I like fountain ones better) at almost 2.00 a drink to buying ones for home. Now, I am thinking this over. It could save me around $10 a month. And if I am going to put useless stuff in my body, I would much rather it be a cookie. I am back to making cookies from scratch. They don't cost as much and I can eat more than one and not ration them because of the cost. Hubby cut out his newspaper since we get the same news on TV and he gets the sports from the internet. That was $9 a month. It is a lot easier when someone else gives up something. I will still have my hot tea for the caffeine this winter. So my challenge for myself is not to buy any more soda when I go to the store. I am strong now, but when I start to crave something more than water, it could get ugly....

7 Responses to “To Soda or Not To Soda...”

  1. Bookie Says:

    Yes, giving up something like a soda habit can be challenging. :smile_kopf:
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    Just be sure the $10 you save actually gets saved and not simply diverted to other spending. Unless that's the idea, of course.
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    Best of luck with your resolve.
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    Food Smiley 012

  2. frugalmomof1 Says:

    I am going trying to cut back on soda too...but I can't see giving it up completely. I have about 6 cans of diet ginger ale and 6 or 7 cans of diet cherry pepsi left at home (free after the labor day rebateSmile) I am going to see how long I can make them last. Next time I go shopping I will get one of those 2.5 gallon fridge dispenser containers of water, so I will always have some available to drink

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    If you have Walgreens in your area, watch their weekly flyers. Every now and then they offer 4 packs of soda for $10, PLUS a $10 rebate by mail. Essentially free. Pepsi products had a similar deal at grocery stores this summer, but it applied to 2 liter bottles.

  4. moneycents Says:

    Dear JanH,
    I gave up all soda about 4 years ago. I read an article about how bad it is for you, both regular and diet. It took a little getting used too. I replaced the soda with flavored seltzer and then went to regular water. Seltzer is now just a treat. And I too love my hot tea with lemon. It is all a matter of what you get used too. I gave up the soda for health reasons not the money and I wound up saving my health and money.

  5. paigu Says:

    Scientific studies have shown soda (both diet and regular) weakens bones over time. In addition, many artificial sweeteners actually enhance appetite, meaning you may still eat more and end up gaining weight (probably psychological, too, people overeating because the soda is calorie-free). These facts actually helped me stop drinking soda. Good luck with your resolution!

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    One of the first things I did when blogging was to stop buying soda and start saving the difference out of my grocery budget. It worked pretty well as a place to start for me.

  7. JanH Says:

    Thanks for the encouragement everybody! Makes me realize I'm on the right track with this one.

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