This article from Yahoo! Health is just disturbing:
When I think about the amount of soda I consume in a day, it makes me a little nauseated. Sad truth: According to the data in this article, I am well above "average" when it comes to the number of calories I drink in a day - all from Dr. Pepper.
On the other hand, when I think about giving up caffeine, it makes my head hurt and I immediately become tongue-tied and sluggish (Ok. Some of this is obviously mental; I get that).
Hmmm...so which is worse?
It's time. I can do this. It's going to be a gradual process, but I can do this. I need a plan - some parameters for myself and then, when the craving strikes, this is the image that will be in my head...
This pool and "fatty organs." That's just grosses me out writing it so I'll spare you the image on that one. And you're welcome.
Check back for the plan. I'm on it.