Well, everybody -- I did it! I went two whole weeks without a drop of Pepsi (or any other pop).
For some reason, even though it was challenging, it wasn't as hard as it was the first time I did this back in fall. I didn't experience any withdrawal, and I wasn't desperate for a taste -- although the cravings were definitely there.
I think a lot of it was just having better control of my mind this time. I didn't let the fact that I was in a Pepsi-drought totally consume my thoughts.
I made the decision on my own, and now I was just going to buck up and do it.
The sad thing is that I only noticed about a 1/2 a pound weight loss. But I do definitely f-e-e-l better (less bloated and such), even if the scale doesn't show it. And that will have to be good enough for now.
I know I mentioned that I was going to be making the switch to diet Pepsi once these two weeks were up. Well, as you can see from the above pictures, that didn't quite happen. I seriously weighed the pros and cons -- and since there seem to be cons with the diet as well, I decided to stick to the original.
BUT...I am seriously going to try to have more control. Like maybe -- just maybe -- setting myself a weekly limit, and once that number has been reached, I am out of luck until the following week. We'll see.
For now though, I am enjoying the feeling of accomplishment of yet another Pepsi challenge. And I most certainly enjoyed the magnificent taste of the smooth, ice cold Pepsi that I indulged in together with my friend Jenn over a delicious plate of nachos.
Mmmm...life doesn't get much better than that!