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September Goals

First, a photo of today’s lunch!

Steamed vegetables (snow peas, string beans, cauliflower, carrots, and young corn. Young corn and broccoli are my favorites but Molave Garden didn’t have the latter last Sunday), steamed chicken breast, and a hard-boiled egg. I eat the yolk because I am not a crazy person, heh.

For September, I only have two goals.

1) Give up coffee for seven days.
I attempted to do this yesterday but I was PMS-ing and feeling sluggish like crazy that I gave in and got myself a frozen coffee (and two donuts hehe) from the convenience store next to my office building. I was feeling better today so I had one big mug and thought to myself “Do I really need to quit coffee? I don’t think so!”

I don’t even remember when or how I became addicted to caffeine. I’m sure it started in high school, being the perfect companion to cigarettes and the habit just worsened in college (I swear, college is evil in the sense that it cultivates all these bad habits and vices that students justify as stress-relievers and energy sources). Up until last year, I would drink eight mugs of coffee in a day. EIGHT! That plus smoking plus alcohol— no wonder my stomach (and probably my liver and kidney) is such a mess after nearly a decade of abuse.

These days, I limit my coffee intake to two a day, in the morning. Even that is too much, though. I downloaded the 30 Day Transformation Ebook and one of the challenges is to give your liver a break from the stress of caffeine for a week. It’s going to be tough and I am dreading it. I’m not even going to substitute it with tea; instead, I’ll be drinking fruit enzyme mixed with water.

2) Give up beer.
I have sworn to do this sooooo many times in the past and have always failed. It’s hard to give up drinking since all my friends (save for one) are drinkers so it’s hard to get support from them. It never hurts to try (again), right?

Before I end this post, I’m just going to awkwardly insert a photo of myself.

Wish me luck!

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  • Reply Lauren September 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Wow, and I thought my two cups of coffee a day was already too much. o_o Good luck quitting beer!

  • Reply Rita L. September 8, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Good luck, Helga. :)

  • Reply Kenna September 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    OMG, I cannot give up coffee, smoking and drinking. I’ll die fat. Oh well.

  • Reply Jenine September 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Good luck! c:

  • Reply kit September 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm


  • Reply crisel September 10, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Don’t think about it too much that you’re refraining yoursefl from coffee.. Just like when stopping from cigarette’s advice, don’t quite abruptly.. slow it down. Good luck! :)

  • Reply JJ September 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    That doesn’t look appealing at all. How about a photo of a quarter pounder?

  • Reply Aslan September 12, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Yumm your lunch looks delicious.:) I also used to be addicted to caffeine, but in a month I managed to quit and haven’t drank a cup in almost a year. Bear though, very hard to give up, since like in your case all my friends are drinkers.

  • Reply Len September 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Good thing you are not addicted on soft drinks. Because drinking soft drinks everyday can really add up to weight gain without you even noticing it!

    Good luck! I am inspired to stay fit as well! I’m going to jump rope my ass off!

  • Reply The Him September 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Go, Helga.

  • Reply thegreatest September 14, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Proud of you, hun. =)

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