Sunday, March 7, 2010

The first daffodil's of the season

Here's a picture of the first daffodils I've seen this season.  They've appeared after an incredibly long cold spell and TWO snows.  The temp has been comfortable for only about a week, so they must have just recently shown up.  I think it's fitting I saw them today (3/7).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Health Goal #1…no soda

My first health goal for the year was to give up soda. I needed a starting point, so I decided to give up soda for Lent. "But, Susanne, you're not Catholic." Quite true, but I thought it would be a great time to start. I did well for a couple days, but this has been much harder than I thought. It's not the physical addiction that's been a problem. I would argue that I'm not addicted because I don't' drink that much soda, but…. The hard part for me as been the mental addiction: The habit of ordering a soda with my lunch or when I go out for dinner. It's second nature and I don't' think about it. Half-way through I realize "I'm not supposed to be drinking soda". Unless I'm focused and uberaware, I order it. So although I really WANT a soda around 2:00pm (*yawn*) giving up soda (although I haven't given it up yet since I've fallen off the wagon several times), hasn't been that difficult physically. it's the mental habit that I need to break. I did really well today. Tomorrow it starts over again.