Happy Hump Day Bleeps!
Argh. I was hoping that giving up Starbucks for Lent would help me. I know it's still my weakness. When I make my food journals that's the cheat that comes up most often. Giving it up though? It's not working. Let me tell you why.
I have had more soda, hot chocolate, and General Foods International coffees in the past week than I have in the past month. This is totally defeating the purpose. Especially when I only had Starbucks once a week. Starbucks is now allowed. What we decided is that no Starbucks pastries are allowed. And still, no coffee drinks there. Ahhh...I feel better already. I may not even go, but knowing that it's allowed will calm my brain.
I've been doing well with the "fast food ban". I'd like to give a shout out to superfan Ms. MaryAnn who had a "WWJD" moment today (What would Jennie do). Let's just say that my voice went through her head as she was contemplating a drive-thru. NOT ALLOWED! You go lady!
So no coffee drinks, pastries, and sticking with the no fast food deal. That means NO shamrock shakes. BOOOOO...but, I'm doing it.
I think it's interesting that I can easily give up the fast food, but not Starbucks. Just now I thought that I might be substituting Subway too much, but that is just this week. The reality is that I usually only go once a week. So I've been able to train my brain and body to resist the fast food. How can I transfer that to the drinks?
I don't drink (except the occasional skinny margarita). I don't smoke. I'm not addicted to soda any more. I don't even really like the taste of coffee. So what the heck? Why is my body freaking out over the thought of giving it up?
This is why I do not gamble. I have an addictive personality. It's part of the OCD. I do not own a Wii for a reason. I would get fired because I would find a way to call out of work for a week just to play Just Dance. It's sick I tell you. :-)
I'm also sort of addicted to the exercise ball at work. I LOVE IT! Today I got off it for the afternoon though and went back to a normal chair. Want to hear something funny? When I got up the first time I felt weird. It was like my body doesn't remember what it's like to sit in a chair all day. My butt hurt from it. That's a good thing. I did notice that my posture was better in the chair though so perhaps I'm learning something.
See, I need Starbucks (why don't they deliver?????)...this post is starting to flounder. Well, actually I blame that on my headache. And so I shall bid you adieu for the evening. Tomorrow is yoga and I need to finish painting my toenails.
Have a lovely evening and a wonderful Thursday! The weekend is almost here. HOLLA!
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