Once again I changed my plan for lunch. Given how cold it is outside today, I was not looking forward to a salad, I really wanted something hot today. Perusing through my fridge I stumbled upon a package of whole wheat tortellinis that I bought a while ago. Made sure I had some sauce and we had lunch! I also found a package of artichoke hearts in the freezer as well and decided to throw those in for some veggies. The end result was delicious and hit the spot perfectly
As I mentioned earlier, I want to talk about caffeine. I consume a lot of it. I try not to, but I always fail. About every six months or so I get the bright idea to stop drinking caffeine altogether, cold turkey. It never works. I go a couple of weeks and then I start having "just one" soda at lunch time. That one soda then spreads to "just one" coffee in the morning. Then that one coffee leads into "just one more." See? I have a problem. It's not so much the caffeine that's the issue. It's the artificial ingredients, sugar, and cream that accompany the coffee and soda habit.
So today, I am vowing once again, to stop drinking caffeine. This time, however, instead of going cold turkey, I'm going to wean myself off slowly. Starting tomorrow, I'm only going to have a half a cup of coffee in the morning and just half a glass of soda at lunch. I'm going to keep that up until I feel like I'm ready to eliminate them altogether. I have never been much of a tea drinker though I do like it occasionally. I need to find a substitute for the soda with lunch. I love carbonation, but I hate seltzer water and most things that are flavored are either flavored artificially or have way too many calories for a drink. Anyone have any good suggestions in this area?