9 months is usually how long a woman is pregnant for.
It's funny because when you are pregnant it seems to take FOREVER to get to the end.
I have been pregnant 4 times and have 3 beautiful children.
I remember sometimes in each of my pregnancies just wanting to be DONE.
Thinking this was taking forever.
This is a different 9 months.
It's 9 months since I gave up the one drink I loved, craved and woke up thinking about (no jokes)
I know it seems weird to compare it to pregnancy but really, that's the only other 9 month accomplishment that I have, so that's what I compare it to.
There were times I really wanted another DC.
Like would have given an arm or leg for it, especially if it was a vanilla DC from 7/11.
BUT, when I took the time to sit down and figure out WHY I wanted one, I was able to talk myself out of it.
Usually it was "I am so tired and need me a pick up" or "I just have SO much stress I just need to relax" or "Oh man, that just ticked me off, I want a DC"
I know, not really good excuses but all what I did before.
I was thinking back to before I gave up DC.
I was lucky if I had a glass of water a day (I know, sick eh?)
My main form of liquid was DC.
When I look back to the 9 months I am glad I gave it up. I realized that I CAN make changes in my life, I CAN do hard things, I CAN change the way I eat/drink.
I didn't know what I was going to do when I first gave it up, first it was just until Christmas and then I have just kept extending it.
I think I am done for good.
Now to give up pop as a whole.