Take the challenge...


Today is DAY 5 of my "no soda" challenge! I've been having lots of headaches and just feeling plain sluggish by the afternoon, so I decided to take the Dr. Oz challenge (if you watch Oprah, you know who and what I'm talking about). He said we would be amazed at how good we feel if we would just challenge ourselves to TWO WEEKS without soda! I still have one cup of coffee in the morning, but after that...it's only WATER the rest of the day. The second day I was having a pretty bad headache, maybe some caffeine withdrawals, but honestly, I've felt much better these past few days and can say that my body craves the water. The only downside so far is the getting up 2, 3 sometimes 4 times in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Ugh! I'm going to try to keep it up and start focusing on a more healthy me! And by the way, "you're welcome" for the cute little Sesame Street artwork, just in case you feel like coloring, you can click on it, print it and color it. And who says I'm not a full service blog?!

Also, I saw this on Dianne's blog and thought I would take the test too. I think it's pretty accurate--I tend to be very courageous and don't back away from much. Below are my results--take the test and let me know your results too!
Which Positive Quality Are You?
Your Result: Courage

You are Courage. Courage is bravery, daring to do what is right in the face of adversity. Courage allows for the triumph of good over evil. "Courage does what must be done no matter what the consequences."

Love
Faith
Friendship
Charity
Peace
Which Positive Quality Are You?

12 sweet friends had to say...:

Musicaljean said...

Good for you, Tracey. I crave water all day long, too. I have a big insulated mug of ice water that I keep with me - at school, in the car, and at home. I do drink at least one cup of my Candy Cane Lane decaf green tea and two cups of coffee in the morning. I do think eventually you won't have to get up that often at night.

Amazing that you came out strongest on courage. That was my lowest one!

Penless Thoughts said...

My result was Charity. I love doing this little, silly quizs.
Susan

NotJustLaura said...

You're doing so well!

I stopped drinking caffinated coffee about a fortnight ago and am feeling so much better for it ... Keep going!

violetlady said...

I came out highest on Faith. Courage was my lowest.
I have cut back a lot on my soda consumption, too. I don't feel any different, though. Maybe because I haven't cut it out totally.

Tonja said...

Good for you, Tracey. I so need to do that. But, I just don't think I would be a very nice person with out my Diet Dr. Pepper. I don't know who could even be around me? :)

I totally agree about a "B" Club Retreat. I need it!

Tonja said...

P.S. My results came out CHARITY.


Just got me a bottle of water to take to work with me...is it ok if you put one of those crystal light packets in it?

The Preacher's Wife said...

Hey Tracey!

I've cut way back on D. Cokes too in conjunction with our First Place program we are doing at church. Not only did I feel much better after the headaches quit but I lost 6 lbs in one week!

Talk about double motivation ! :)

Love ya!

Lisa

Southern Heart said...

I, too, cut out caffeine while we were on vacation, and feel SO much better. My blood pressure also decreased, along with any swelling in my hands and feet. It's amazing what that one change will do, isn't it?

I was strongest on Love and Charity.

Melody said...

Now you see, I've been trying to go Organic here lately...except Diet Coke doesn't come in an organic form, lol. No sodas at all? Ugh! I'm not sure I could do it. Swallowing my giant horse-pills with plain water is just nasty. What happens after the two weeks?

Jungle Mom said...

Mine was Faith.

justabeachkat said...

Because of the breast cancer, I don't have anything with caffeine in it, except chocolate and I try to only do dark chocolate. I'm drinking more water too.

Here's mine: You are Faith. Faith is the belief in better things, in spite of the cynicism and doubt that swirls around us. Faith gives us strength; it inpsires us to move forward and follow our hearts. "Faith tells us what the senses do not."

Hugs!
Kat

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I came via Kat....I had to comment here, GOOD for you..I can't seem to kick the Coke....it's really the only vice I have, but after seeing this I am going to give it a try. I just love Dr. Oz...Thank you for this post,


Nice to meet you,
Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

 
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