Thursday, August 28, 2014

I Have Stopped Drinking Diet Soda As Of ... Twenty Minutes Ago!

I Have Stopped Drinking Diet Sodas As Of ... Twenty Minutes Ago!
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

                                            Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee ...


This morning, I was sitting here, watching The Doctors. Something I saw on there ... finally convinced me to make a decision. I can let go, easily

No, I won't do it again, unless ... it's the only thing around. Then, I will decide how long it'll be to get to something else. If it will be a long time, I will do it.

What is 'it', do you ask? Well ... drink diet soda! Oh, my! How many times, have I heard over, and over ... what diet soda can do to one? How many times ... does it take to finally ... hear?

I guess it takes a certain voice, a visual image, a fact you never heard before ... this morning, one fact stood out to me. That was diet soda could help to bring on a cardiac event.

I don't need that. I have a heart condition that I was left with ... after my chemotherapy sessions some years ago. The drug, adriamycin ... was the culprit. How can I say 'culprit', when it was one of the drugs that helped to save my life?

I went into congestive heart failure, almost died. I didn't know I was in the world ... until I came back, smiling at the doctor I was looking up at. I remember that night ... I smiled all night long ... I was so happy to be alive!

So, I don't need a ... cardiac event. I know what that's like. It 'can take you away from here'.

I don't need teeth to turn yellow, look like teeth on someone who does a drug called crack. I didn't realize that!

I am aging okay 'now' ... that I've learned to cope with my son's death. I don't need ... the extra aging diet sodas cause over time. I'm doing 'good enough' ... on my own!

I don't need the extra weight that drinking diet sodas cause over time. So, I will work on that, 'now'!

They used a make-up artist on The Doctors, to make up a young woman to show her how she could become in years later from drinking diet sodas. Oh, my God!

So ... I'm not trying to tell you what to do (because I love diet sodas, also!) ... I am telling you what I'm going to do! I have stopped drinking diet sodas ... as of twenty minutes ago!


Photo/Story Credit is owned by me, Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

Note by this author:

I stopped drinking diet soda for a time in the past .... well, I began drinking it again. I think I was addicted to it! It 'pulled' me back to drinking it. It really is 'too good'....


  1. Good luck quitting. I rarely drink pop anymore. If somebody has a root beer or a cream soda, I might drink one, but other than that, my drink of choice is iced water with lemon slices. To me, nothing is more refreshing.

  2. The only soda I drink if I drink any is Ginger Ale by Canada Dry. I couldn' drink a lot of sodas if I wanted to! Anyone that has acid reflux disease knows what sodas can do. It won't stay down! Hopefully you will stick to your guns about your decision. Good luck! I know sodas are good to the taste buds but you have to do what you have to do to try to stay as healthy as possible. Love, Ms. Nancy