Chocolate and diet coke are the two brown things are the things that I cannot live without. I have tried. I went 6 days without either. It wasn’t that bad. I put my head down and did it. Every day that passed I felt prouder, a sense that I was doing it, breaking the cycle.
What happened on that 6th day. Well first I had only planned to go from Monday-Friday deeming the child-filled weekends too tough to handle this type of challenge. So the fact that I passed through Saturday and until about 14:00 on Sunday, well lets just say that I was pretty pleased with myself.
So pleased, that managed to convince myself that I even deserved it. The mind is a funny thing. I can pretty much talk myself in and out of anything depending on my mood. There are a million ways to justify a decision.
That KitKat, it was a little bit melty from the day’s heat, and it was lovely. My 2-year old passed out in the pram from a hectic playground sesh, we ambled along, pushing the pram. My 6 year old and I split the 4 finger KitKat and each ate two. Quietly, savouring each mouthful or melty chocolatey wafer filled sweetness. Then I washed it down with the fizziest and most refreshing diet coke that I can ever remember having. Fizzier, colder, sweeter than I remembered. Almost too fizzy.
What did I learn after almost a week without my two stalwarts? That they are amazing.
Hmmmm. Maybe I should try to abstain longer next time.
Was there any positive outcome? Yes, while before I had my limits, no more than one a day of each; now I have my days without. For example today, I’ve not had a chocolate bar. It could be because there is none in the house, but I also didn’t go out of my way to buy one (and I could have). So I consider that a result.
Have you ever tried to quit something or break a habit, please share, I’d love to hear.