Thanks to everyone for your most needed and helpful responses. I have came to the decision that as of when my last 3 cans of diet coke have been guzzled by myself....I am going to stick to plain water. It seems the right thing to do after reading what everyone had to say. Wish me luck!
I hate tea and coffee, have never liked them. I hate hot chocolate too. I don`t like diluting juice ,smoothies or fresh fruit juice. So from now on I am sticking to water and will let you all know at Mondays weigh in, how I feel. This is a really big deal for me. Giving up fizz is like ....well scary! I have drank fizzy juice for all of my adult life, so wow! Yikes! I do still have all my own teeth and if my brain was ever to malfunction, it was due to raising 4 children ( now adults) and not much to do with diet. But thanks loads everyone, it really does help to feel supported and some great ideas.