I trade one decadence for another. If I can't have a drink right then (if I'm going to be driving or I need to be 100% sober) I opt for one of my other two decadences - dark chocolate (because a little goes a very long way) or coffee - the extra special flavored ones. If I'm having a particularly hard time, I might brew a whole pot and sip "the good stuff" for the entire afternoon.
My brother has lost and gained and yo-yo-ed all his adult life. He finally found his answer when he entered his fifth decade of life. He believes that we are all about our addictions and the secret of success is trading our bad addictions (like alcohol, sugar, caffeine and nicotine) for good addictions like long soaks in a hot tub (with good company, it's even better), time spent in the gym vs. time spent in front of the TV with bowl after bowl of unhealthy snack foods, long walks and trips to visit family and friends that have been postponed and procrastinated for too long! He's retired so he obviously has more time on his hands to make these choices than a lot of us have. But isn't it wonderful that he is making better choices with his time? I hope to do the same - within the parameters of my busy life!
Just my $0.02
"There is a sense of exhilaration that comes from facing head-on the hard truths and saying, 'We will never give up. We will never capitulate. It might take a long time, but we will find a way to prevail.'"
– Jim Collins
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