I like to drink and it is a problem of mine. Recently, I've been trying to cut back on it because I was horrified at how much weight I'd put on recently. Today, I was talking with a co-worker, one that I'm friendly with, about my problem with weight. She said she was having a problem too and said that she had to stop drinking wine because, whenever she did, she wound up eating things around the house like icecream and cookies. She said that she'd read somewhere that if you do something (or don't do something) for 20 days straight, it becomes ingrained in you, like a habit. She then sent me an email saying that, as an experiment, she would stop drinking wine and eating icecream and cookies for 20 days. I looked at that email for a while and decided I would give it a go. So I emailed her back and told her I was going to stop drinking alcohol and eating "big meals" (with lots of meats and potatoes, like'd you get in sports bars) for 20 days. I said that knowing that I was looking forward to having a few drinks tonight (it being Friday). It is now past 10 on Friday night and I've had 3 cups of tea, 1 glass of water, a soy-bacon sandwich and no booze or fries yet. I like this person, respect her opinion, and I'd like to keep my promise. This may be a tough weekend so wish me luck.