I don’t think they’re interchangeable, but at a friend’s house last night, I wanted the fruit, he only had the tang. I expect everyone I know to have a fridge/pantry full of fruits and veggies, but most have ice cream, frozen potato pucks, and juice maybe they’ll have some cherries or wilted broccoli, but not too much more than that. And booze, everybody has that. I’d like to find new friends who are more into hiking or politics or ???, and spend less time eating and drinking. I don’t like the taste of alcohol, and I don’t like to be drunk, dislike anything but a mild buzz, and even that will have me feeling lazy and unmotivated the whole next day. I used to be really sensitive to caffeine, to the point where a cup in the morning would have me up for 24 hours, but now I drink a few cups every morning.
Quitting cigarettes was surprisingly easy. I still have some discomfort, mainly in the mornings, but now, as I keep shutting down my unhealthy coping mechanisms, I’m just left looking at my life, and wondering what to do with it. I wonder if I can become a casual smoker? I know people who only smoke one a day, or two or three a week, or just on birthdays/New Year. Maybe I could do New Year only? I know it’s not the 12 step model, but if can moderate food, why not cigarettes?
Here’s a picture of where I went Tuesday on my very long hike. So nice of someone to have put out a chair!