One of my New Years Resolutions is to give up drinking soda pop, cold Turkey. I’m on Day #3, people, and I might need be admitted. Just kidding. It’s not that bad. Okay, maybe. It’s just really hard to travel and keep resolutions.
Today, we’re traveling 550 miles back home after being with family in Montana all week, and my weak willpower in this area is being tested. I’m not a sugar junkie. I can’t stand candy bars, and I don’t over-eat. I just like soda, not the unleaded kind either. So I went with a Snapple at the last travel stop, and I’m feeling pretty proud of myself. Yes that’s my laptop in the background; I’m blogging about this to hold myself accountable.
It all boils down to habits. My habit has always been to order a soda when eating out, when traveling, for special occasions, to treat myself. But I needed something against which to flex my self-discipline. I’m doing a lot of swapping and discovering that there’s more in the fridge than pop. I just hope I don’t fill up on other empty calories while trying to stay away from soda! That would defeat the purpose!