Sugar and I go way back. I remember my first trip to the corner store with my Sister (yes you know who you are) to pick up penny candy and lemon lime pop. I remember saving my pennies to make trips to the local variety shop to buy big foots and sour keys, the trip to the tuck shop at Girl Guide camp and multiple trips to 7-Eleven with my nephews. It always was about sugar for me. As a young girl I danced. During my classes, my Mom would wait for me in the coffee shop. My reward when done was none other than a chocolate éclair.
Sugary foods in general were not allowed in the house, among many other snacks. Although my Mom didn't have an issue with sugar, she did have her off limit foods that she didn't keep in the house because of lack of control. I often found myself asking friends...You mean you're allowed keep chips and Joe Louis in the cupboard? Crazy.
I know sugar is my biggest problem with food in general and I don’t know how to tackle it. Do I completely get rid of it in my diet, or do I set rules? I don’t want to completely deprive myself to cause a binge down the road, but just like any other addiction, no sugar is enough and having the right amount and too much is a very fine line.