Thursday, April 9, 2015
Day 1 of the No PS Challenge
This morning when I woke up, I did a quick survey of all systems: Heart – beating; brain – Slow (as usual) but functioning; Teeth – All there; Bladder – Oh ya I have to get that emptied before continuing…
I survived day 1! There are just twenty nine more days to go. I know the end will be so sweet!
I encountered my biggest obstacle this morning… No coffee! I take my coffee with some sugar substitutes so because of the No PS challenge, coffee is off limit for me.
Without coffee to boost my morning and get me going, it’s like going to Europe in a row boat. It takes a while to get where you want but you will get there.
So I sat with my laptop, couldn’t read much, couldn’t write my post, could barely find how to open solitaire.
After half an hour, I had absolutely nothing done and it was time to go for my morning walk. How I managed to put on my clothes on and my sneakers is a mystery, I can’t remember!
I walked 14,700 steps. I might have been conscious only for the last half.
While walking, I was thinking about my drinking problem; I don’t like water.
My daily liquid intake consisted of my gallons of delicious coffee, half a diet coke and some sips of water between my coffee and my soft drink.
Without coffee and coke, there is ONLY one liquid available to me: Water! For 30 straight days!
I was at step number 8,678 when it hit me! I could always improve on the water Mother Nature so generously provides. I’ll get a water pitcher and insert lemons and oranges in it. It will be sweeter without being sweet and tastier.
Then I thought I will also get mint leaves and once in a while, add that to the water pitcher. I was so excited, that was all I could think about for the reminder of my walk.
Simple solution to MY complex problem, just genius! Hopefully there is a Nobel Price for great ideas, I’ll be the front runner, Right? Maybe not, I’m sure all of you are already doing something similar. I am interested to know of any good ideas you might have.