Tuesday, July 29, 2014
OK... I've been thinking of how I can quit drinking sodas. I've come up with an idea. I'm still pondering, but it's in my head now and I wanted to post it here on my spark page so I can come back to it...
I've heard that parents will try to deter their kids from smoking by buying them a pack of cigarettes and making the kid smoke them all in one sitting. I'm not sure if that ever works.
I've also heard that when a kid says a "potty" word, that the parent washes the kids mouth out w/soap. Now - I know this doesn't work completely, but I think it deters the kids from saying "bad" words more often... at least around grown ups. And let's face it - we know kids say these words when they are not around his parents or other influential grown ups.
My parents never did either of these to me or my sister and so far my kids nor my niece has ever had either done to them either so I have my doubts if either work.
Now a days if a parent tried to make their kid smoke an entire pack of cigarettes, there would be a lot of back lash due to what we know about what it does to the body - and seriously - what if does the opposite and the poor child becomes addicted and then it's that much harder to get him/her to break the habit.
As for washing the kid's mouth out w/soap - the parents I know that have done this, do it more than once or even twice.
On with my idea.
Lately I've seen the campaign to eat/drink less high sugary foods by asking why would you eat/drink a stack full of sugar packets, sometimes w/a glass of water and spoon next to water, sometimes just the stack of sugar.
Yes, that idea seems gross. Unfortunately, it doesn't really mean much to me because I would do it; I think, why not. I think I would eat packets of sugar. Heck, I know I would. So it didn't really work on me... at least not at the time.
Like I said, I've been thinking.... Yeah, I could eat maybe 3 or 4 packets of sugar w/o an issue... but could I eat more? I honestly think not. So - maybe the campaign will work on me if I let it. I need to find out how many packets are in my Dr Pepper and make myself eat them all - in one sitting. Would that work for me. Would I be so grossed out that I would never want to drink another soda again... I would hope so.
Here's my dilemma - what if it doesn't deter me. What if I think, that wasn't so bad really. I'm not grossed out at all. Then, I would have eaten all those calories and I would still drink my DP.
So - I'm thinking about it.