Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Oh, wise ones.. how do you break a habit?
I have decided that I need to stop drinking soft-drinks. I only drink real ones- don't like the diet ones and don't want to 'learn to like them' either.
Problem is, I like the fizzy as much as I like the taste of the soda. Being a southern gal.. I like Dr. Pepper the best.
I don't drink coffee- so, the sodas become my 'caffeine' spark when I needed it. Problem is.. I had started drinking 2 a day.. and some days.. there is the possibility that I might have consumed '3 real sodas' per day. I am not admitting that it happened, I'm just saying that it 'might have' happened.
During all this soda consuming, I was still drinking plenty of water- I am one of those people who just loves the taste of water and when I'm thirsty-- nothing else will work.. but.. cold WATER.
So, I decided that today I wouldn't have any more sodas. I have done this in the past.. stop drinking them for months at a time. However, when that forever and a day long International flight happens.. the sodas start again. I live 17 time zones away from the states and as a result.. the soda consumption starts up again to help me function in the opposite world that I suddenly find myself in.
I'm of the theory: Don't take naps, get up early in the new time zone.. just be a zombie for about 3-4 days and you'll quickly adjust to the new time zone. And, of course: drink Dr. Pepper's to help you be alert enough function and to answer questions of the new time zone 'non-zombies'.
So, what habits have you been successful in stopping, changing?