|Patrice with grandma “2 Doggies” at her first birthday party|
I am very proud of my mama. I always am. But recently she has given me another reason to be proud and has been part of my inspiration to make a hard change in my life.
My mom has loved her pepsi for as long as I can remember. Truly. One of my earliest memories is waking up in the middle of the night sick and my mom running back and forth between my room and hers with a glass bottle of pepsi in her hands. In the midst of me getting sick it got spilled on the carpet…anyway…
Over the years she switched from pepsi to diet pepsi. I was not allowed to drink pop. I was told, it was okay for adults and when I grew up I could drink it. And I did, but I chose diet coke.
Love that stuff. Seriously.
I heard from people over the years about it’s negative health impacts. Some I believed, some I did not. And that is still the case. I thought about giving it up, but it was my one vice. So I kept on.
But I recently watched my mom kick her multiple pops a day habit and achieve other great outcomes in her life.
It got me to thinking.
Then a friend I trust shared how kicking her diet pop habit had helped her…and I was even more intrigued. But man I didn’t want to give it up…so as a last ditch vote, I sent an e-mail to my midwife to get her opinion. She said “in a perfect world I don’t think any of us should, or would drink it.”
Man, there went my out…
So yesterday I finished one last diet coke and haven’t had one since.
This change has me thinking about other healthy changes in my life. But for right now, I am working on this one…we’ll see where it goes from there.
What health changes have you made? How has it impacted your life?