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.
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.
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.