Here's the side effect of taking cough medicine with alcohol (and probably sugar):
I'm jonesing a bit.
Of course, who's to say for sure the effect is physical. It could be psychological. I know I'm having sugar and alcohol.
At the same time, Sundays -- when I take Communion -- are always tougher days for me. It took me a while to figure out what was going on, as I hadn't consciously thought about the wheat.
Here's how I feel it with the cold medicine. Sometimes, we have "bacon day," where we stop at Whole Foods and get bacon off the hot bar for the kids. I'm convinced it is the cheapest way to eat bacon, particularly high-quality Whole Foods bacon. I can't make it at home as cheaply as I can buy it, already cooked.
It was probably a bad idea to go there yesterday, and I was definitely wanting bacon so much more than usual. Bacon is always harder for me to handle than, say, cupcakes -- but yesterday I came close to throwing it away so I wouldn't be alone in the car with it.
This morning, I made pancakes, and I came this close to popping a little piece of leftovers into my mouth.
It's not that I can't resist things -- I do. Now staying on plan is a pretty strong Habit. It's just that I have to be so much more mindful. I can't go on auto-pilot.
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