I just have to constantly think ahead...
I've started reading a book called The Sugar Solution. Why? A preventive measure I would say!
When I was a kid, I used to put three heaping teaspoons of white sugar into my black tea and thought it was delicious! If you gave me tea without sugar? Ewe. Horrid. Then for whatever reason, being a kid and all, I remember choosing to 'refine' my taste. Train my taste palate so that I could drink no sugar. I realized if I kept on drinking that much sugar with as much tea I drank, that I would acquire diabetes over time. And that made me change how I drink my tea. It tastes way better. You can actually taste what you're drinking...(I was a strange kid I guess, if that's what I thought about.)
I drink black coffee, lattes without flavor, tea without sweeteners, no sodas, hardly any juices, hot or cold water. But. I've always loved a good sweet thing, and so...time to train myself into another habit. Cutting out more sugars. All the things I love like pastry's, cookies, pasta...All not so good for me. And if in moderation, it's quite all right. Duh, I know. (I've never been into extremes.) But I tend to reach for those things before I ever reach for anything 'healthy'. So. I don't want to have to deal with problems I cause my own self. And I've been thinking about it for awhile. And the awareness, with reading just the first few chapters, already makes me put things into action!
It's Friday and I'm looking forward to my work day!