Tuesday, July 14, 2015

News and Dr. Pepper Update

Ok, so the Dr. Pepper thing was a huge failure, I admit it. I tried. This past week I made it through with only 3 Dr. Pepper's though and usually I have that many a day. So we are trying it again, at least cutting way back.

A few things in the news has caught my attention today, I thought I would share with you.

Ice Age on the Horizon


El Nino, Can It End California's Drought?

Here is a link to an article I found in the "Times of San Diego".

A Shameful Deal on Iran Nukes


Suffolk University Poll...Trump Leading


John Kerry----Nobel Peace Prize


30 Years of Presidential Hopefuls in Under 3 Minutes


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dr. Pepper Update

   Things have been going pretty good. I have been getting a couple of Dr. Pepper's a week and it seems to be working pretty good, although I do look forward to the days when I get one. :)
   On another note, the wife bought a bumper sticker that said "In case of rapture, this car will swerve until my husband takes over the wheel". I didn't see the humor in it. lol
   Michael Nesmith is supposed to have a new album out, I haven't tried to find it yet, but I will be sure to let you know if I find it.
   Everyone have a great evening.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Dr Pepper; Kicking The Habit Day 8

   Today was a good day, didn't really have any cravings and drank plenty of water. It was a good day. I hope the rest of the week is this easy, maybe I am over the hump. I guess today's blog is going to be short, I really don't have anything else to say.
   Everyone have a good evening!.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dr Pepper; Kicking The Habit Day 7

   I had another Dr. Pepper tonight when we went out to eat after WW's. I wasn't really craving any today so that is a good thing. I believe this is going to be a workable solution (having one on Monday and one on Saturday); I will still be able to drink a Dr. Pepper occasionally and won't be drinking so much that it could cause an adverse medical condition (at least the odds will be greatly reduced). When you are writing a blog you have to use fancy phrases like "adverse medical condition", it is written in the by-laws some where I am sure.
   I think Casey's has the best Dr. Pepper around, don't you? I don't know why, maybe a little sweeter, a little more syrup, not sure, but it is the best. I am more of a fountain drink person myself, I like bottled pop, but if I can get it from a fountain I will. I have been known to drive down to the nearest convenient store and get one when I have bottled or canned DP in the fridge. Silly I know, but that is me and the wife puts up with it, bless her heart. :)
   I will be going the next 4 days without a DP, but I believe it will be better this week, kinda off the caffeine now I think. Talk to you all tomorrow.
   Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Dr Pepper; Kicking The Habit Days 4, 5 and 6

   Day 4 things didn't go real well, but I made it through the day and I think the hot chocolate saved me again. But I could tell that my resolve was starting to slip. I was getting tired of drinking water all the time.
 Day 5 was Saturday and we always go to McDonald's for lunch and I ended up getting a Dr. Pepper. I really don't think it will bother me to just drink a couple of them a week. So what I think I am going to do is have the one on Saturday at McDonald's and then another one on Monday night when we usually end up eating out after our WW meeting. What I can tell you is that I am not going to get back in the habit of drinking several of them a day. I am pretty sure that I can survive on a couple of them week.
   I really don't feel like I have let myself down; if I don't stick with this regiment then I will probably consider myself a failure. I wanted to be honest on this blog and I have been, if I fail at this (and I am sure some of you probably think I have) then it will be on here for the world to see. "The World"  that's kind of funny because I don't think anyone looks at this, but I suppose it is therapeutic. Kind of gives me the feeling that I have someone to answer to. The same thing the WW meetings accomplish.
   Day 6 I really didn't have much of a problem. This afternoon Patty and I had a errand to run and part of our routine is to stop by a convenient store and get drinks to take a long with us. She went in and got her something and I passed. It was a little difficult; that is part of my habit that I will have to break. But the craving didn't last long and I was fine after that.
   After church on Sunday nights there is a group of us that go to Wendy's and have supper; this is one of my more enjoyable times of the week. Yes I wanted a Dr. Pepper but I really didn't have much trouble passing it up tonight, so I think I am getting better.
   I am sorry if the writing isn't very polished tonight, but I have done this in a hurry. I will try to be more diligent on trying to write every night, but sometimes things just get busy. Right now I should be in bed, it is past my bed time, so I had better go