The sugar bandwagon …

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 I generally consider that I’m fairly strong willed.  If I decide to do something, I do it.  However, my biggest weakness has been sweet things.  Chocolate, pastries, donuts, candy, I love it and ate way too much of it. I have been kidding myself for years that I wasn’t addicted.  I’d go for a few days without chocolate and convince myself that I could stop anytime I wanted.  It wasn’t until very recently that I realised that I had a problem with this sweet stuff.  As of a week ago, I decided that’s it.  No more crap!

Sugar is getting a lot of media attention at the moment and I probably appear to be just jumping on the bandwagon, but hey, it’s a bandwagon that makes a lot of sense.  I recently read some statistics on type 2 diabetes and was astonished.  I had no idea that this was such an epidemic and that people are literally losing limbs because of it.  

After making that decision I began to realise how these sugar dealing companies manipulate us.  I walked into the service station to pay for my fuel today and this is what I was greeted with.  If that’s not bad enough, the attendant asked me if I’d like a chocolate bar, “for just $1 more”.  I politely declined of course.
  
It’s crazy! This crap is everywhere and we are bombarded with it constantly and relentlessly.

 

 I walked through a shopping centre and there are more sugar loaded food products than unprocessed foods available.  

 
In fact it’s hard to find natural, real food. (But seriously, how good do those ice cream canoles look).

  
Fortunately, I got to leave the mainland today and head over to High-Water for the weekend.  Life here is so simple and natural. I suppose it’s best described as organic. 

There is nothing artificial to eat here.  Everything I eat while I’m here is straight from the garden.  

When I arrived, the first thing I did was check on the garden produce.  

I picked over 100 tomatoes in 3 different varieties.  

  
I’ve got fresh grown pumpkin, zucchini, broccoli and more.

There simply isn’t any need to buy food, let alone processed sugar laden stuff.  

I just need to spend more time here and get the gardens finished and established.

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