hi dear blog readers,
it is not the morning, but I’m sneaking in a blog anyway to make up for my absenteeism. Eating that lentil soup I mentioned the other day, and going to meet Other Troy for a drink in a little bit. My habits game is still weak to the max — haven’t done any of the things in the longest of time. But as JK, my Upholder Sage, kindly reminded me today: habits are hard, and don’t give up. Thus the blog post title — Never never never give up, aka a saying JK and I like to attribute to a preternaturally talented woman (Taylor, obvs), though a boring old dead guy technically said it first (Winston C.).
I was thinking the other day that my problem may be that I slipped into Moderator mode post-November, instead of sticking with Abstainer mode which is clearly what works for me. I was making one exception, then another and another, and then all of a sudden I’m eating gross pizza and marathoning telly. (Totally caught up on Empire, tho, and I was missing Cookie.) So, I think that would be a good re-starter strategy: go back to abstaining. Can I realistically do that in December with a week away at my mom’s and holiday feasts and a friend staying with us for the rest of the hols? Probs not. I think my Back At It time will be Monday, January 4th, and between now and then, I’m going to half ass it.
Then whole ass it, per Ron Swanson.