Rethinking Our Drinks: Not Giving Up

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.

Post 5 October 13, 2014

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Johnny Flores / Student Reporter

Today I had the day off from school, and the temptation to indulge in sugary drinks was more prevalent than ever. Seeing as how I had nothing to do today, I gorged myself with various junk foods. However, none of this with a sugary drink to match. It’s not as great to have a bag of Doritos and not indulge in a soda to match. I do indeed miss sugary drinks, but I’m not going to cheat now. I’ve gotten this far and am not giving up.

 

Maria Garcia / Student Reporter

Today was day 5 of the week-long challenge, I believe. And it wasn’t too hot outside, so my desire to drink something was less. Although, sometimes I still feel like drinking a giant waterfall, I’ve learned to take in better amounts of water. Maybe because I’m drinking a bit more water, I’m staying awake a bit more even if I’m somewhat tired. I don’t feel any other major differences at this point.
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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