Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Admission - I am Spoiled

I've been trying to make better choices about my drinking habits. If you know me well, you know that I've been addicted to Dr. Pepper for-evah - at least fifteen years. Wow. I used to be a Sprite pusher - it did win the taste test way back when that was part of their slogan against their rival 7-Up. At some point in my life, Sprite went up against Dr. Pepper and lost its standing.

I've been working out occasionally with a couple of ladies from church. We're on a six week plan. Well, we're on Week 5 and we're on still on Video 2. Hmmm... Life has gotten in the way a few times - teething babies, sick children, other obligations - interrupting our workout schedule. Two weeks ago, we decided that we needed to cut something out of our lives until we were finished with the video. Reason #1 - Maybe we'd see better results from our workouts. Reason #2 - Depriving ourselves of something might be motivation to actually workout and move through the program in a more timely manner! We decided to drop sugar out of our diets. Wow, that's hard. And wow, that's going to mean Dr. Pepper! I've said for the past few years I needed to drop it. I've been successful for a few days in omitting it. But I always go back. It's a good thing I'm not addicted to something more dangerous. :/

Are you wondering what all this has to do with my subject line about being spoiled? Well, let me tell show you.
When we moved to Korea, we purchased a water cooler because we weren't sure about the water quality on post even though the had a water treatment facility on post. Still, we didn't want to take chances. We purchased it because it was more economical than renting one. We are glad to have it here because we're on well water here.

My break up with the Dr. hasn't been so bad. Oh, sure, I miss him and our quiet moments of my hands wrapped around that cold bottle as I sip and savor every last drop. (I sound like an alcoholic, don't I? See, told you it is a good thing I don't have more dangerous addictions!) Sometimes all good things must end. As everyone says at the end of most relationships, there are other fish in the sea. My other fish since the Dr. have been hot teas and water. COLD water on demand right at my fingertips, not clouded with ice and HOT tea also right at my fingertips without the hassle of boiling the water and waiting. It's all about convenience and if convenience makes me spoiled, well, at least it's not spoiled fish I'm ingesting. ;)


  1. You are so funny! I love my water cooler and so glad we bought one too. I will definitely travel the world with us. You should try cold water with lemon slices in it. It was a little hard to take at first first thing in the morning. But I got used to it and enjoy it now and I find that it helps take away some of the "hunger pains" when I am not really hungry. Tea works for that too.

  2. I've been trying to drink more water. It's hard for me. I don't enjoy it at all.


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