Journal by hedongchenchen


									March 6, 2012 2:50 P.M.
The elimination of any carbonated beverages has begun

March 9, 2012
First sign of hardship – After a long night of catching up before Spring break I really was craving a Pepsi
Friday morning on my way to classes – I felt like it was the only way I would stay awake! Just stuck with
water though

March 12, 2012 9 P.M.
So far the only thing I’ve noticed is that my craving for Pepsi is out of control!
Working for a pizzeria there’s soda everywhere and it’s so easy to just put a cup under the fountain and
grab a Pepsi or Dr. Pepper.

March 14, 2012 11:53 P.M.
After another night at work it was hard not to grab a soda. I have noticed another change though. After
eating my meals (which always included a soda) I always felt so bloated and “gross”. I always just threw
the thought aside and figured I had a small stomach since I am naturally thin. However, since drinking
water I’ve noticed I don’t feel as bloated after I eat, and I’m consuming the same amount of food.
Definitely something to keep tabs on!

March 16, 201212 P.M.
After a little over a week of not drinking soda I’ve begun to have slight headaches, especially in the
morning. This has only been occurring for two days so it’s something I’ll keep watching.

March 20, 2012
The headaches continued to get worse but are now slowly improving. I’ve heard of people having
headaches after not drinking coffee so I’m assuming it’s my lack of caffeine. Once I have some water and
something to eat the headache usually goes away.

March 25, 2012 10:04 P.M.
After almost three weeks of not drinking soda I can finally say my craving is starting to subside. It’s
becoming much easier to reach for water versus the Pepsi. Also I’ve noticed the bloating I used to
experience has definitely gotten better! It never occurred to me that the soda may have been doing that
and I’m so happy I’ve found that out, it makes my body feel so much better!

March 30, 2012
Glad to say the headaches are officially gone. I also noticed I don’t seem to need the Pepsi in the
morning as much to make myself feel more awake. I guess that’s my body just getting used to no

April 3, 2012 11:30 P.M.
My 30 day experiment is almost over. Overall my body definitely feels better and I’m very excited for the

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