Positive Changes

I’ve decided that this summer will be the Summer of Self-Discipline (doesn’t that sound fun??). It’s very hard to change bad habits, but I’ve found that one easy way to do this is to replace your bad habit with a slightly less-bad habit.

For example, I used to drink wine most evenings. I wanted to quit doing this, because it’s expensive, unhealthy, and puts weight on. But I had a problem: when I didn’t have some wine, I wanted some really badly!

Now, I don’t know if this is just a weird quirk about me, but I don’t like to want things I can’t have. If I want something, I prefer to have it.

So I found a solution: instead of wine, I wait until I actually crawl into bed every night, and then I have a couple of fingers’ worth of good whiskey. See? A healthy swap!

Maybe I’ll turn this into a healthy living/personal coaching blog and teach all of you how to be as healthy and disciplined as I am.



  1. That’s my kind of healthy living 😉


  2. Excellent solution! Although I was just telling another blogging about how I’m on a strict diet of red wine and dark chocolate for my health because they both reduce the risk of cancer. I read it in a book I bought principally because it told me red wine and dark chocolate reduced the risk of cancer. Turns out so does eating broccoli. Yeah, the marketing department must have talked them out of putting that one on the front cover.


  3. timethief says:

    Ha! Whiskey tastes awful, though it’s not as bad tasting as that yeasty taste that beer has – yuck! My husband brews several kinds of beer. Fortunately, he also makes some great wines because I’m not giving up my single glass of wine with my evening meal. I’m with the Mayo Clinic Staff when it comes to read wine:

    Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage.

    P.S. If you ever do want to try some healthy substitutes you can try these. Sorbets and Sherbets: Sensational Iced Summer Desserts


  4. timethief says:

    read wine = red wine
    (She bangs her head on the keyboard and mutters “use your app, so you don’t look like a fool.”)


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