Rethinking Our Drinks: Taking the SAT without coffee

On Thursday, October 9, 2014 Coachella Unincorporated staff pledged to give up sugary drinks for one week. As part of their Rethink Your Drink initiative, the Regional Access Project Foundation encourages all Coachella Valley residents to choose water for themselves and their families.  Photo: AMBER AMAYA/ Coachella Uninc.
On Thursday, October 9, 2014 Coachella Unincorporated staff pledged to give up sugary drinks for one week. As part of their Rethink Your Drink initiative, the Regional Access Project Foundation encourages all Coachella Valley residents to choose water for themselves and their families. Photo: AMBER AMAYA/ Coachella Uninc.

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Maria Garcia / Student Reporter

Day three was quite an adventure. I spent most of my time reading, and I didn’t pay much attention to much anything else. But there were water bottles near where I was sitting. Not really cold but still something. Hasn’t bothered me much at the moment.

Johnny Flores / Student Reporter

Giving up sugary beverages is becoming increasingly difficult, especially when you go out with friends for food. Nonetheless, I was able to pull through and not break. I do feel a bit more sluggish at times when I know I would opt for a sugary drink to get me going. Such is the case when I got up this morning for the SAT, and I desperately wanted a coffee. Water and some fruit would have to take its place. However, I feel it a bit easier now to give it up altogether then past days. Perhaps my body is slowly becoming used to the lack thereof of sugary drinks and moving on without skipping a beat.

Amber Amaya / Youth Media Coordinator

I’ve been able to make it three days without a sugary coffee or drink. Today, I walked the Desert Cancer Foundations’ Paint El Paseo Pink walk in Palm Desert, so it was easy for me to stay hydrated with water. Choosing to forego sugary drinks hasn’t been too difficult for me, but the week is not over.

 

Editor’s Note: This blog is part of a series on the Rethink Your Drink initiative supported by the Regional Access Project Foundation.

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