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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dr Pepper: Kicking The Habit Day 3

   Things went well today. I am tired and am going to bed. I will write more tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dr Pepper; Kicking The Habit Day 2

   Well to start off, I must say that today was a much easier day. Did I want a Dr. Pepper? Yes! But I wasn't craving one like I did yesterday. So anyway, I made it through the day without having one; I consider today a small victory.
   Psalm 20: 4-5 "May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. We will shout for joy when you are victorious".
  I am not sure at this point when I can claim victory, if I ever will, but at this point I am just taking it a day at a time. I sound like someone that is attending an AA meeting. lol But on the other hand I guess it is sort of an addiction or possibly just a bad habit, I am not sure which one. I can tell you this though, for me at least, this isn't easy. I don't like water or diet soda's. I don't like the artificial sweeteners. I don't care very much for the Crystal Lite flavoring you can put in bottled water. There just isn't much around I care to drink other than Dr. Pepper.
   I know you all think I am over dramatizing this whole thing, but kicking a bad habit isn't easy. Just ask someone who has quit smoking or has lost a lot of weight. Most of them had tried several times and failed before they actually succeeded. Now I'm not comparing trying to quit drinking Dr. Pepper to someone who has tried to quit smoking. But I can tell you this, anyone who has quit smoking, lost a lot of weight, gotten off drugs or has overcome alcoholism has been through a rough time and should be very proud of themselves for overcoming their addictions. And I am sure they all had their failures as well as their victories.
   Trying to kick my little bad habit doesn't compare to what these people had to go through, but for me, this is difficult.