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Still Becoming Acquainted With Myself

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I decided that as a challenge for myself, I would give up my daily glass of wine or cocktail for Lent. Even though it was a ritual for my husband and me to have a drink while I prepare dinner, I didn't really miss it that much. Then a couple of days later I really wanted a regular Coke. Actually, it was more than a want. I felt a need for one so I drank one. The next day we went out to a sports bar to watch a game with some friends and the same thing happened. I had to have a Coke and not diet. I needed that sugar. I guess my body had become so accustomed to that daily infusion of sugar in my drink that I was craving a replacement. Recognizing this is a good thing because I could have quickly become dependent on a daily soda. I cut that out and now find I am craving yogurt. I picked up several cups of my favorite Greek yogurt. It has no added sugar but the natural sugars seem sufficient to quell that craving. Even at the ripe old age of 53 I'm still a work in progress.
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