Monday, May 18, 2009
New Challenge Brewing
Karen at Not Just Celery threw down a 21-day challenge to curb her binging tendencies and invited her readership to jump on board with their own self-challenges and then log in their progress.
After successfully dumping my diet soda habit (36 fizz-free days and counting), I decided that it was time to unplug the coffee pot. I’ve already dropped from several cups a day to one big mug in the morning. My problem? I take my coffee Willy Wonka-style… loaded with sugary crap that makes it taste like a candy bar has been melted into it. I’ve tried to switch to the sugar-free, low-fat versions, but it’s never really taken.
I was drinking several Diet Cokes and Diet Dr. Peppers every day, and I never had any headaches or withdrawals from dropping them from my daily routine, so I can’t imagine that it’s going to be any more difficult to say “no” to the cup of joe. Still, there’s something very comforting and civilized about reading the paper and sipping coffee. I’ve never been a “tea” person, so that’s not my solution. I'm sure I'll find a suitable substitute.
After this 21-day challenge, I may still treat myself to a weekend brew from time to time. But I suspect it will be just like it was with the diet sodas; once I realize that I don’t really need it, I won’t really want it.