Once Hated Drinking Water, Now Drinking Nearly Two Gallons of Water a Day
I didn’t only love drinking soda at 344 pounds, but I avoided water at all costs.
My dislike for water ran deep. If I were stranded in the middle of the desert a few years back and came across a refrigerator that fell out of an airplane and was stocked with water — I would ignore it and keep looking for a fridge stocked with Pepsi.
A little outlandish, sure, but it’s not far off from the truth.
I can recall countless times during the summer when I’d go inside to take a break from the hot South Carolina sun after cutting grass and grab a can of Coke to cool down and get “hydrated.” During the rare game of basketball in my childhood driveway, I would take a break on the tailgate of my dad’s Tacoma with a bottle of Mountain Dew.
A soda can was on my nightstand at night for when I got thirsty, not water.
All of this has changed, of course, and I’ve gone from rarely drinking soda to cutting it out completely: 9 days and counting. I love the taste of water and don’t go anywhere without my CamelBak. I need constant access to fresh water. Yes, like a dog.
As of today, I drink about two gallons of water without even thinking. A lot of people force themselves to drink water. I have to force myself to stop drinking.
I have to pee probably a dozen times a day.
I know this is a grossly overused phrase, but seriously, if I can stop drinking so much soda and trade it for water, anybody can. The only thing stopping you is you.