You guys know that one of the first things I gave up at the beginning of this major life change was soda. I drank a lot of soda, specifically Mountain Dew.
I also gave up fast food like burgers and fries. I know my last soda was in May 2010. I don't know when my last serving of fried French fries was, but it had to be around the same time.
Before that I was pretty much a Wendy's gal. I even worked for Wendy's at our local mall the summer before I started college. It was awesome because it came with a wonderful employee discount - SCORE!
Last Sunday, Marc and I got new cell phones. We were in the mall and it takes a while to do all the paperwork, and I got really thirsty. The thought popped in my head that Wendy's was right next to the cell phone place, I should just run over and get one of their huge cups of Mountain Dew.
Um....WHAT? It was such an unexpected and out of nowhere thought. I mean almost 5 years later that would come into my mind was baffling.
The phrase is "old habits die hard" and that is for sure! I wasn't bothered by the thought, even Fat Jen made no attempt to convince us. It was just striking the way the past creeps up on us, and I can certainly see how it would be so easy to get sucked back in to unhealthy behaviors if your guard isn't up!!!
I think that this is especially true when you are weakened – by sickness (like I was), stress, fatigue – any of these can make us vulnerable. Just another reason to stay healthy!