Day 15 – Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Sugar. I’ve never actually tried to live without sugar because I know I couldn’t, but I’ve tried to cut down and BWAHAHAHAHAHA not happening. I eat boxed cold cereal for breakfast and sugar in my tea mid-morning along with something sugary to eat and lunch is usually topped of with some sort of sugary dessert and sugar in my mid-afternoon tea along with something sugary to soak up the tea. If I snack in the evenings, which I usually don’t, it’s sugar I reach for. I rarely, if ever, crave savory. It’s always sweet.
I know this sort of diet only gives me so long before I catch Teh Diabeetus. I know it. But being made from sugar and spice and everything nice takes a lot of upkeep. I’ve tried putting less sugar in my tea, but it just tastes so bitter and icky. When I was pregnant I brought vegetables to snack on, and that was alright because I was sacrificing taste for the good of my children, but now that I’m not gestating fetuses and responsible for their proper formation, I’d rather have a cookie.
Despite how it may sound, I’m not all that unhealthy. I don’t eat many processed foods – I like as few ingredients listed possible and preferably all pronounceable – and my dinners are very well-rounded. Lunch is generally a sandwich I make myself, I rarely eat fast food, I don’t smoke and drink only occasionally.
So this is my vice. Sugar. I couldn’t live without it and I don’t even have to try because I know it to be true.