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When I go through a lot of stress, I revert to sweet things. 

Now, in prior attempts to lose weight (often successful!) I have not bothered with retraining my taste buds.  I simply switched out artificial sweeteners for the higher calorie real things.  However, since February, my goal has been to:
1.  Stop gaining weight (I have certainly managed this)
2.  Get my mind into place to lose weight a better way.
3.  Do this without "fake foods."  That means without depending on artificial sweeteners (I still like them in my coffee, but only because they dissolve better than sugar), without depending on "fat free cheese."  (I have no idea how that is actually supposed to be cheese with no fat!), and without buying "low-carb" items.  Food is what it is.  I need to heal that relationship with food.

So, I'm doing ok.  Not great.  I'm only down 15 pounds, so far, but really that's since the beginning of the summer.  Before then I was more focused on just not gaining anymore.  So, yeah.  Doing ok.  It's slow going.

I noticed something this morning, though.

I like my tea with nothing in it.
This is relatively new.  I'm having a spiced black tea, and no sweetener.  Nothing.  It's yummy, if a little bitter.  I remember a time when I LOVED bitter flavors.  I was never a real acidic flavor lover, but bitter I liked.  I wasn't overweight then. 

I wonder if I can get that back...
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