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!