Well, it’s been over a week and I still can’t shake this sickness that I’ve caught. I haven’t had a voice the last 2-3 days and for a talker like me that has been really rough. Work is also a challenge when people call me and my responses are unable to be heard well. I’m on antibiotics and not contagious so I’ve been working, but feeling miserable. However, I feel better today than yesterday so I’m definitely on the mend, it is just annoying. It is annoying when you feel momentum and are goal oriented to get back on track and then feel like you lose all that momentum because of something. I was working out 3-4 times a week and while recovering I haven’t been able to do much. Oh well, we all get sick and we all have to take time to recover. It is that time of year I suppose.
My week has been pretty uneventful as I have been taking it easy to fully recover so I don’t have a NSV from this particular week.
However, this week I did celebrated my 2 year mark after having given up pop! I was addicted to diet coke. I would grab a can in the morning and call it breakfast and have several other diet cokes throughout the day. In law school I said it was my coffee because I don’t drink coffee, but I drank it to major excess. I know I’ve written about it before, but my family and friends never thought they’d live to see the day that I didn’t drink it and now here I am 2 years later.
I have a long way to go. I lose weight, gain, lose, gain… but these little changes that I have been able to make permanent is great. It is a healthy lifestyle change and something I’ve made permanent in my life. I haven’t drank any sort of pop in 2 years. I drink only water (and the occasional alcoholic beverage). I am capable of changes and sticking to things. This victory I have to remember. It was a difficult personal challenge, but I stuck to it and didn’t give in to those cravings. Now, 2 years later I need so desperately to have that carry over into my other eating habits. I can do it and will do it, even if it takes me several more years!
So today I’ll celebrate my 2 years of no pop anniversary as my NSV. What’s yours?