A test of will power

February 1, 2011

unhappy starbucks cake 1 A test of will powerStarting today, I will not be eating anything sweet (excluding fruit) or drinking coffee.

For a month.

For someone with a major case of sweet tooth (I have been known to empty a sachet of sugar into my mouth on desperate days and exclaim “Sweet!”) and a love of Starbucks, this is not going to be easy.

It is especially going to be difficult given the birthday celebrations coming up in the office and our milestone anniversary at home.

But I will make it.

It’s not a fast or a religious thing or even a dare.

It’s simply a test I’m putting myself through.

There are a lot of things that I crave, but nothing quite as badly as sugary deliciousness and caffeine. It’s probably just a chemical thing … some neurons get satisfied when I indulge. And since it’s all in the mind, I want to see how much (and how successfully) I can control my “urge.”

Thankfully, February is a short month.

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3 Responses to A test of will power

  1. PoojaNo Gravatar on February 2, 2011 at 1:54 am

    True, its the best month to put your self-control on a test, best of luck!

  2. Mary Hudak-CollinsNo Gravatar on February 2, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Good luck with your challenge! I know, without a doubt, that I couldn’t (or should say I wouldn’t) want to even consider doing this myself. No one would want to be around me without my body having it’s daily dose of caffeine and something sweet each day:)

  3. MXPNo Gravatar on February 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Pretty funny, I too am giving up coffee this month. Bad headaches the first couple of days. Today just battling with temptation. By the way my birthday is this month also. I ran across this article when I was searching for Starbucks images.


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