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 …now.
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’….