Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Lenten Commitment

First of all, I am not Catholic, but have decided for the next 40 days that I will act like one.  I really don't know what that means except that I am going to be committed, like my Catholic friends and relatives, to give up something that has meaning or is difficult to do.  That special something to me is soda pop!  I've tried giving up pop before and it lasted for 16 days.  That was huge for me and then I slipped.  Darn it!  I know that it's terrible for my health, it has eaten the enamel off my teeth and caused be to gain endless pounds around my waist, it gives me a stomach ache and the list goes on. 

So, for the next 40 days and maybe hopefully for eternity, I can rid myself of my soda addiction.  To me a relaxing drink is a pop on ice, not coffee, tea or any other beverage.   Oh, I so love that bubbly!  Ahhh!  Okay...I am now telling you this, so if you dare see me with one in my hands, you have the right to snatch it from me and run!  I promise I won't get mad.  Now I am accountable for my decision, I just hope this doesn't make me become a closet Coke drinker!  :)  


Tracey said...

Funny, I have the same addiction, and I have done the very same thing you're doing before. The even funnier thing is I felt so much better once the initial withdrawal period was over, but I went back to it. How stupid!!

A.H. said...

When I go on a pop hiatus I find that it helps to drink bottled water with one of those little sugar free lemonade packets mixed in it. And, if you get tired of the lemonade switch to the fruit punch or one of the other flavors.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Amy,
Do you drink (when you do drink) high test or diet? Is diet bad for us??? Maybe I should join you....
Miss KAthy