So. I have given up on giving up soft drinks. For now. It's not so much that I couldn't live without the cokes, more that everything else I'm striving for went to pieces while I struggled with that one thing. Sigh. I guess I will go back to trying to cut down on them, and drinking more water.
I really hesitated to publish this because it's a tad embarrassing. But, then I realized that it's not motivating to watch someone be perfect. It's motivating to watch someone struggle and overcome. Not that I intend to air all my dirty laundry. I will keep some amount of dignity. :)
*Oh, and I wanted to say thank you to the lovely lady who brought me a loaf of banana bread last week. (You know who you are. I didn't know if you would rather keep things private- but I wanted to make sure you knew that I am grateful!) It was delicious, and I shared half of it with my kids.