sunday sins | elevator

don't we all want to be a better person? learn how to handle our vices? well, i'm going to take a stab at it and i'm going to do it in a unique way. for my 26th year, i am going to give something up* every two weeks. when the two weeks is up, i can have it again.

now, this might totally backfire right? but here's my theory. people say that if you stop eating sugar for a week or two, your body doesn't really crave it as much after that. and in fact i did that one time and found it to be true. so, for that reason, and out of simple curiosity i'm going to give up the following (in alphabetical order)

buying craft supplies
carbs (ack! forewarning, i might literally die from shock)
checking email more than once a day (try every fifteen minutes!)
dessert (this includes any sweet treat after any meal)
diet pepsi (soda pop is on this list but diet pepsi is my disturbing addiction so it needs its own category...)
elevators (ahhhh!)
etsy forums
fast food (including the "good ones" like tim hortons and subway)
miscellaneous spending
late night snacking
online more than once a day
paper towel
processed food (oh my gosh, i find this hard to believe it's even possible nowadays!!)
saying no or i'm too busy when j wants to kiss/cuddle
second helpings (or double first helpings!)
snooze button
soda pop
television (whatever will i do with my time?)
trans fat (i don't know what this is but i hear it's bad for ya...)
whining about work/gossiping

this list is so very daunting to me so i'm going to start with one that is...not too easy and not too hard - elevators.

m.c. escher. relatvity. etching? (this will be me for two weeks - endless stairs!)

both of the galleries i work at are on ground level so it shouldn't be too trying. on the other hand, i live on the third floor (fourth when we park in the garage which is always!) of my apartment building...and i bring lots of bags with me when i go out...and i often forget things and have to go back up.

wish me luck, there will be a lot of wheezing this week!

*something that i really really love...


  1. Wow! What a challenge, good luck! I'd love to hear how you get on.

  2. This is such a good idea!! Good luck, I think I might be trying this...if I can talk myself into it haha ;)

  3. I've just signed the lease to our new apartment which is on the 1st floor instead of the 3rd floor of our building. My pregnant feet are sooooo thrilled!

  4. love it! the girl i stayed with in the netherlands LOVES escher. maybe the stairs will motivate you to carry less things around with you (bonus 2 weeks?)

  5. Oh my goodness! What an awesome idea... although I don't know if I could ever do it! Good luck kaitlyn!

  6. awesome-good luck. i'd probably do the same using you as my motivation ; )


  7. Ooh, great idea! Looking forward to hearing how you get on!

    Oh, and the stairs thing? I live on the fourth floor (or fifth floor, depending which country you live in) and it's amazing how quickly you get used to all those stairs. I credit it with keeping me slim. :)

  8. jeeze louise! That's a lot of stuff to quit cold turkey. Ew, cold turkey. Speaking of which, I can help you re the processed food stuff - I don't eat fast food (ever) and I barely ever buy processed stuff and I eat meat minimally. Do I hear veggie friendly cooking lessons?? OH! And I drink soda water now instead of pop - with a wedge of lime. Mmmmm! Basically, I'm good at the food stuff so if you need help, lemme know

    Also: if you need support regarding anything else on the list, call me :) I'm gonna make my own list too.

    Also one more thing: if you do falter, that's okay. just start again.

  9. Wow, good for you! This is awesome! Some of the things on your list really difficult...

    Can't wait to hear how you do!


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