I don’t know what’s gotten in to me, but I’m on some kind of self-denial kick. First, we gave up shopping. Then, after 36 years of sleeping like a champ, I started waking up at night for no good reason, so I decided to give up coffee. Next, thanks to my rapidly slowing metabolism (and that 5+ freakin’ pounds I can’t shake), I decided to give up sugar and white flour for two weeks. To add to the madness, Carter and I decided this was a great week to get rid of our son’s pacifier (just in time for daddy to leave on a business trip!). Oh, and did I mention that I decided to stop drinking alcohol on “school” nights (the early mornings are killing me and I need better sleep)? We’re like Extreme Makeover–The Kersh Edition–and it ain’t pretty.
A depressing feeling of total deprivation is sinking in, so I’m trying to think of some positive habit I can take on to replace some of the vices I’m attemping to cast aside, but I’m coming up empty handed. Any recommendations of healthy, non-consumer driven, no-weight-gaining, non-crafty (because I’m not!) activities that a mother of two can plug in to her busy schedule? Send them on!