You may remember that almost three months ago, I decided to give up my daily afternoon Mountain Dew. I do allow myself to have the occasional Dew yet, but mostly I’ve found that when given the opportunity, I don’t really crave it anymore. I have replaced it with water, mostly unsweet tea with just a hint of sweetea, or lemonade (which I know has a ton of sugar, so I drink it sparingly).
All the studies out there show that when you cut pop (or soda or cola or coke, depending on where you’re from) out of your diet, you are cutting many unneeded calories and therefore usually lose a few pounds or so. So… apparently my body hasn’t gotten that memo. (more…)
I totally resisted temptation today.
I have a few Mountain Dews left that I haven’t drank since I decided to kick the habit a few weeks ago. (You can read about that here.)
I grabbed one at lunchtime because I didn’t sleep well last night and though I might need the caffeine… but it’s still sitting on my desk, unopened. (more…)
I have officially made it eight days on a new reduced Dew plan. I have felt like for some time now, I should reduce the amount of Mountain Dew that I consume. Not that I’m consuming obscene amounts, but one can or small bottle every afternoon isn’t totally necessary. I have gone without it before, but I do enjoy the taste of it, and usually end up back into the daily habit. I think part of the problem was that I’ve had an all-or-nothing/cold-turkey approach to it previously. This usually sets me up for failure. (more…)
These thoughts are excerpts from my journal from my trip to India:
Today was a relaxing day. Rick, Travis, and Aaron met with a missionary in the area, and Tara took the rest of us shopping. We went to a store that would have been the equivalent of a large department store. I found two saris (the wrap dresses they wear) – a beautiful blue and purple one, and a deep emerald green one. Before I can wear them I will still need to get the petticoats to go under them and have the blouses made. Here is one of the finished products:
We went back to the office for lunch where Isaac had Chinese waiting for us. He feeds us so well! After lunch we went shopping again. Isaac’s friend Matthew went along with us this time, and of course Rohan came with us, too. We went to Cane & Bamboo – a shop where everything is made by people with disabilities. I did some shopping for some Christmas gifts in this store.