A beautiful day to kick of the 2012 St. Johnsbury Relay for Life. Quite an amazing sight at the St. Johnsbury Academy Track this weekend. There’s still time to check it out…the night is young. Incredible to think (and to so obviously see) how much time, thoughtfulness, love and dedication went into making this American Cancer Society event a success by the teams. What a community! * * * * * * Like us on Facebook. Circle us at Google+. Follow us on Twitter @NEKMoms.
Last year, I decided to give up soda. The decision wasn’t all that difficult, simply because I didn’t drink much of it to begin with, but I did come to see Pepsi as an instant mood lifter when I was really stressed out. I realized that taking better care of myself and long-term health meant eliminating “empty” calories from soda and shedding the potential health risks that may come with drinking sugary beverages–there’s a lot of scary research about soda and talk in the media. There’s even talk of banning or imposing taxes on sugary beverages. I’m also not a fan of artificial sweeteners, like aspartame or splenda, for health and taste…