I came to the conclusion several months ago that soda is having a horrible impact on my health. The caffeine makes me panicky and anxious and it gives me heart palpitations. Not fun! So, I’ve been cutting down on how much I drink big time. Now, I just want to see if I can go a whole year without it. This is the only shot I am going to give this goal, and if I don’t go the whole year without it, it’s no biggie. :) I’ll just remove the goal and move on. But, I’m thinking I’m going to at least be somewhat successful.
Tabetha Smelser's Life List
1. Save money
2. recycle more
3. organize my life
4. Take more pictures
5. draw more
6. Go to the dentist
7. get pregnant
8. learn about buddhism
9. learn yoga
10. accomplish 101 things in 1001 days
11. crochet a blanket
12. make something new out of an old t-shirt
13. paint a self portrait
14. learn the constellations
15. not drink soda for a year
16. give up fast food for a year
How I did it: I started off by picking up all of my dirty laundry and putting it in the hamper, followed by putting away all of the clean clothes. I took everything on the floor that needed organized and put it in a box. Then I moved around some furniture so it took up less room, made my bed, and swept the floor. Everything isn't 100% organized, but it's organized enough to make me happy. Read how I did it…
How I did it: Giving up soda hasn't been the easiest of things. To do it, I started by just not getting any when we would go out to eat and then not buying it for home either. Then, I refused to drink it when at friend's or family's houses. I've been drinking lots of water, juice and caffeine free tea instead. Read how I did it…
How I did it: My husband and I saved and scrimped and saved some more for years, cutting back on our spending, learning to live on a lot less and keeping with a job that we both hated. After saving up enough, we got our U-Haul and a couple of friends and did it. Read how I did it…
Two days fast food free!!! It’s so cliche to start something like this on New Year’s Day, but hey, it works. I have no idea if I’ll be able to accomplish this for a whole year, and if I don’t do it this time, I am going to give up on the goal, no judgement towards myself. It might be a goal that is feasible for me, and then again, it might not. Guess we’ll see!
Over the years, he and I have just naturally stopped fighting as much, even though our life has gotten progressively harder and more stressful. He and I turn to each other more to help us deal with our stresses instead of taking them out on one another. Now, we do still argue once in a while, but it’s not even a fraction of what we used to and nowhere even close to the average couple. We’re so happy together and just don’t see the need to fight about things any more.