A Pack a Week
Confession time: one of my worst habits involves a pack a week. At least a pack. Sometimes even more.
No, not these:
Been there, done that.
My pack attacks now revolve around this:
Ugh. Sugar-free gum. I don’t know when I got so addicted. I never even used to buy gum. But in the past six months or so, I’ve been buying it more and more, slowly but surely sinking into what can only be called a GUM ADDICTION!! I love to chew gum as I grade—it helps me concentrate. I also chew it out of boredom, and after meals. I have a stick after lunch, a stick after dinner, and usually two or three sticks in the afternoon.
True, there are worse vices to have. But going through 5+ sticks of gum a day is starting to hurt my jaw. It’s expensive. And I know it can’t be good for me.
So, for May, I’m going cold turkey—NO MORE GUM!
It’ll be tough—I’m starting to realize how often I just reach for a stick of gum to keep my mouth occupied when I’m bored. I hope I don’t start eating more out of boredom when gum isn’t an option, but it’s highly possible that I will.
I’ll keep y’all updated! It’s time to burst my own bubble!
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This morning, around 9:00, I headed out for a run, forgetting the cardinal rule of exercising in the South: GO OUT EARLY.
Early in Pennsylvania is 9:00. Early in Louisiana is 6:30. After about 8, the sun starts to really get going, and by 10:00, you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.
When I got back from my 5 mile run, I looked like this:
Excuse my wonky Audrina Patridge eyes…I think I was 5 seconds away from a heat stroke.
soaking my head in ice water cooling off a bit, I hopped into the shower and me, my mom and my sister headed to Ann Taylor Loft while Ryan watched Sophie. He was excited to take on some baby duty! As long as it didn’t involved baby doodie, that is.
Lunch was at Sunshine Cafe. Sorry about the photos—I realized after we sat down that all I had was my i-phone!
I tried some new kombucha, by Honest Teas. I love their regular teas, and their kombucha didn’t disappoint! It was different from Synergy, but delicious all the same!
I also enjoyed a 13 bean soup (13?!?), and a salad from the salad bar. Yum!
Hope your morning has been great!
Are you a gum chewer? Any tips on quitting the sticks?