Again, the plague of soda
Sunday, November 29, 2009
So with Thanksgiving I, like many others, got a four day weekend. This has been problematic because although I am trying to be good about limiting soda, I haven't been succeeding much.
During the work week it's easier because I start with a 12 oz bottle and then primarily drink water the rest of the day. I'm not constantly walking past the refrigerator knowing soda is in there. I might buy a 20 oz bottle during the day OR a 16 oz fountain drink of Pepsi (almost always one or the other, rarely both) and then that is the last of the Pepsi that I might drink in a given day. The weekends are usually full of chores and errands so I don't have time to think about or go past the refrigerator during these times either.
However with the four day weekend, my chores and errands were finished earlier and have left me with too much time to spend drinking soda. I know that a good part of it is just that I am bored and drink the sugary stuff so that I feel like I am doing something. Water doesn't provide the same "activity" as soda for some reason.
Overall I think I am still doing better regarding my soda addiction but this weekend has been tough. I did well at Thanksgiving by not stuffing myself and being sensible with my food choices, but I feel bad about the Pepsi I've been drinking. I'm still too addicted to not keep it in the apartment at all just because I will get headaches without at least some, but ugh! What a pain. I will be happy when I don't need to keep it in the apartment at the very least.