I’m thankful and excited to share that my 2018 New Year’s Resolution has been COMPLETED! I kicked a HUGE Diet Dr. Pepper habit that spanned many, many years — from high school to late December 2017 — with the exception of nine months when I was pregnant in 1993! 🙂
I replaced my extreme diet soda habit (about 2 liters per day) with lots of water and a daily tea combo that my little sister dubbed “Julie Juice.” (The recipe is on the graphic above.) Replacing (what I believe to be) bone-leaching, insulin-spiking, sugar-craving diet soda with healthier alternatives was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.
To be honest, I had days during the first months of 2018 when I still thought about grabbing a DDP, but I never had the horrible withdrawals that I feared. I KNOW the credit for this goes straight to my amazing, faithful God because I prayed — A LOT — for Him to please grant me a broken stronghold, an absence of withdrawal symptoms, and consistent strength to say NO — and then I drank water or my Plexus tea concoction instead — always reminding myself that I was replacing bad chemicals with healthier choices.
My benefits have included better sleep, better blood work, more energy, less achy joints, and a surprising switch to living sugar-free (in the last 6 months of 2018!)
I think reaching the halfway mark at 6 months with no diet soda helped me realize I was strong enough to make more positive changes! So, right before school started, I started cutting the sugar and eating more of a Keto-type diet too! I’m still shocked that I’m doing this and that I’ve lost over 20 pounds!
In mid-July, my husband decided (on his own!) to give up HIS diet soda habit as well! Now, he drinks 2% milk, Plexus in plain water, and an occasional Coke when we eat out at restaurants, instead. At first, he struggled with tiredness and some headaches, but he persevered — even through some very stressful work situations — and is still going strong toward his one-year free mark!
I’m sharing today because I’m feeling super happy and proud of actually keeping a resolution for an entire year! It’s the first time I’ve kept up with a resolution for all 365 days!
I do believe that prayer and the Plexus Slim drinks have played a role in my success! If you want to learn more about prayer, please comment below, and we can chat about it. (One of my favorite subjects!) If you’re interested in learning more about Plexus, please check out my website at https://plexusworldwide.com/thatlibrarygirl/home and do a bit more research. I’ll admit that I was sketical at first, too, until I saw an old high school classmate shrink before my eyes on Facebook! She had always been one of the heavier girls, like me, but all of a sudden, she started looking slimmer, and a LOT younger too — so I was prompted to try it for myself! 🙂
Happy New Year to you! Whatever your dream for 2019 might be… I’d like to encourage you to just GO FOR IT! Even if your dream seems daunting today, make up your mind that you can do it! Please know that I’m praying for you!