Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I got some really great news at the orthodontist today!

They took impressions for my retainer.....

........which means.......

I'm getting these babies off soon!!!

I'm scheduled to get them removed on August 8th, 4 and 1/2 years after getting them on. Wow, so long!

I have an addiction.

It's pretty bad.

I've fought it for years.

But, I've needed to break the addiction for my health's sake.

I am now on Day 2 of no soda.

And I really, really want one!

BUT, I feel SO GOOD!!!!

I have had such problems with my stomach and bloating and IBS and I have KNOWN that the soda was making it worse, but I couldn't stop.

But, knowing how good I feel gives me more of a drive to keep on keeping on!

I'll keep you posted on how I continue to feel!


  1. Yay!! I can't imagine how happy you are. That is a long, long time with braces! And I'm curious how the soda-free thing goes. I have terrible indigestion and have always thought giving up the diet cokes would help, but I love them! So... Good luck!

    1. I have felt SO much better since I've stopped drinking them! It's amazing how a small change can make such a big difference!

  2. YAY! I remember the day I got my braces off, I was so happy. I too had mine for about 4 years.

    What are you doing to help stop the soda drinking? I have an addiction too but just can't stop drinking them.

    1. Really, the only thing getting me through is how much less bloated I am now. I hate when I feel so bloated, so I try to remind myself of that when I'm out because that's always when I'm so tempted to get a coke or something. I'm still drinking coffee and sweet tea, so I'm still getting my sugar and caffeine! Lol!


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