This Southern Belle's Musings

"Darlin', don't ever take a Southern woman for granted!" [tm]

         If you're visiting from BlogClicker, BlogAzoo, or BlogExplosion or any other click/surf engine, you're at

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Legal Addictions 

Category:   Health Issues

I admit it.     I am a coke-a-holic.     I have given up sodas plenty of times, citing that age-old mantra . . . "I can stop anytime I want to". . . I mean, JEEZ! . . . I've stopped dozens of times.     I've gone for as long as six months without a single sip of soda passing my lips.     But, if I break down and have one soda, I'm "off-the-wagon" and back on the sugar and caffeine, again!     And, because sodas are so readily available, EVERYWHERE, it is so easy to fall back "off-the-wagon", any time, any place ...

I can't drink diet sodas because they trigger my migraines and, to be quite honest, I'd rather just consume the 'natural' caffeine and sugar than a can filled will all sorts of chemicals with names so long that I can't even pronounce them.

Today, I read a news article entitled Soda Drinkers Beware?, that states that "study links soft drinks to esophageal cancer".     There have always been plenty of reasons to cut back and/or give up sodas, but this study is yet another wake-up call.

Just think -- how many of you have put a bit of cola into a glass and dropped a penny into it?     How clean and shiny did the penny become in just seconds from the carbonation and chemicals eating away at the grime on the penny?     Scary, huh?     So, what are those sodas doing to our insides?

More Articles On Soda Dangers

Dangers of Soda
Your Health Is At Stake
Dangers of Liquid Candy
Dangers of Aspartame
America's Other Drinking Problem
The Sweetest Poison of All
Could That Cola Be A Killer
The Real Dangers of Soda

. . . or enter your own searches for plenty of other articles on the subject.

I know that I don't drink enough water -- but, I think it is definitely time to start!     Perhaps I should reconsider listing a resolution or two for 2005 ...

(c)   2004    A Southern Belle's Life

I'm a Member of the:
<< # Bitch Club ? >>

BlogRollin' other WebRing Members:

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Alabama Crimson Tide Football

blogger    haloscan    blogwise    Blogarama - The Blog Directory


Rate This Blog! the best pretty good okay pretty bad the worst

Site Meter    The Memes List, The World's Largest Listing Of Daily Memes, Weekly Memes, and Monthly Memes

Women Bloggers


The Legal Stuff
2004 -2005 (C) Copyrighted Materials     All Rights Reserved.     Susan Reno-Gilliland     This Southern Belle's Life     No portion of the contents or materials specifically written by the author may be directly or indirectly reproduced, copied, modified, performed, displayed, sold, transmitted, published, rewritten for publication, redistributed in any medium, nor may any portion of the content be stored in a computer or distributed over any network, or otherwise used in any way, without the expressed prior written consent and permission of the author.

Just because you read my blog
don't assume you really know me!

READ.THIS --    

Skin created by Tuskudrusla.
Color-scheme and design "tweaked" by "This Southern Belle's Life" author.

This Author's Profile

♪   I am

Susan Reno-Gilliland, known as "Miss Kitty," an Irish lass, a true Southern Belle; a writer, photographer, animal-lover, dreamer, stargazer, totally tangled (or is that entangled?) in relationships, slightly obsessive iNFp with stories to tell!    . . . (fascinated by forensics, human behavior, pushing all the right buttons of men I find interesting, and seeking utterly-sweet revenge without any repercussions.)     I am a Friday's Child.    Friday's Child is loving & giving.
View my complete profile
Find out even more

This Writer's Works

♪    This Southern Belle's Life
♪    This Southern Belle's Musings
♪    This Southern Belle's Work
♪    Never Underestimate
      A Southern Belle

♪    Good Girls Don't
      but (sometimes) I do ...

♪    This Southern Belle's

♪    Finding Your Personal Style
♪    Collection/Published Works
♪    Writer's Net
♪    StumbleUpon
♪    North Texas eNews
      "A Slice of Life" Columnist
♪    The Chattanoogan
      "A Southern Belle's Life" Column

Buy my stuff at Lulu!
Buy my stuff at Lulu!

Stumble Upon Toolbar
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from asouthernbelle. Make your own badge here.

Site Feed

Content copyright protected by Copyscape website plagiarism search

Want to contact me?


We've been accepted by Chase's Calendar of Events to promote the annual event each April for Southern Belles' Month!

Feeling the uncontrollable urge to shower me with gifts?
Check out my Amazon

Feeling even more generous?
Donate through
Your donations are GREATLY appreciated!

My Lists

2005 Movies

2006 Movies

100 Things
9 Layers
50 Questions
Another 50 Questions


Find Blogs in the Blog Directory


Who Links Here

[ Registered ]

My current imood is:
The current mood of asouthernbelle at

Regular "Reads"

   51313 Harbor Street
   Coffee Table Declarations
   Fractured Somehow
   In High Cotton
   Knight Writer
   Muchness of Me, A
   Musings of David Amulet, The
   Nickle Annie
   Patricia Paris
   Princess Girly Girl
   Steel Cowboy
   Trixie's Home
   War Child
   Windfall Woman
   World According To Tish, The
   Zen Wizard

                                     Blogroll Me!

Misc. Links

   Mental Floss
   Urban Legends
   Criminal Minds
   Wish Jar Journal
   To Protect The Innocent

Personal Charities & Causes

   Breast Cancer Research

   Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
      AIDS Foundation, The

   Leary Firefighters'
      Foundation, The

   Michael J. Fox Foundation
   National Center For
      Victims of Crimes, The

   Rape, Abuse & Incest
      National Network (RAINN)

   Red Cross, The
   Victory Junction Gang, The

Catch the latest surfing craze!




Blog Soldiers
Personal Blogs
Personal Blogs


moon phases

The WeatherPixie

Living somewhere, out there
in the Southeast, US of A