Aftermath of Donut Caper, Expensive Habits, Packed Heating Pad Away, & Misc.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, after months of no sugar, I was at a social function of sorts and had a humongous donut. That weekend, I thwarted temptation, but once I open that sugar door, it is a huge struggle to maintain "sobriety." It's been a sugar-drenched two weeks since then although I did ward off having more donuts. I found a gourmet bar of chocolate and remembered the articles about how chocolate eaters live longer than non-eaters of chocolate. Of course, I'm going to live a lonnnnnng time according to how much I ate.
The good news to all this is that it gets easier to get back in the right direction after having started healthier directions before. But once I introduce that demon poison, sugar consumes me.
This morning, I was waiting to pay for gas and the woman in front of me in line bought $30 of scratchers and three packs of cigarettes. I realized that I simply couldn't have afforded other bad habits like smoking. I added up her purchase and it equaled what some people spend for groceries.
I noticed that when I do well getting rid of one bad habit, I do well with a couple of others. Conversely, when one goes out the window, they all seem to go. Yes, that good ole "all or none" way of looking at life.
On the caffeine front, after two months of none, I wonder if there is life after coffee. I mean, my energy level is zilch.
Another (almost) pain-free day, which is the 4th consecutive day in a row after several months of post-shingles constant nerve pain. I packed away the heating pad, which is a huge victory for me today. Besides scheduling the nutritionist for August, I'm also scheduled for acupuncture. Again, I may wind up canceling both as I hate going into medical offices. Just my personal bias. But acupuncture has been a powerful tool for me in the past and I want to rebuild my immune system before flu season arrives.
What else? I think that's all for now. Hope everyone has a happy, healthy day.