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That's great; I sometimes do that with my coffee in the morning. I remember how shocked I was to substitute nonfat milk for half-and-half and not mind at all. Sometimes just looking at something "for real" and getting around our automatic thoughts that aren't based in experience can really help. I got angry at all the corn syrup in "low fat" half-and-half and decided enough was enough.
Anybody been watching the perception shows on the National Geographic channel, "Brain Games"? channel.nationalgeographic.com/chann
/brain-games/watch-this-perception-fR>acts/ They have a neat experiment where they show you names of colors but the font is in a different color than the actual name and you can't say the font color instead of the name because your reading overrides the other part of the brain. They hypnotize a woman and she can say the font colors because they tell her the names are in a foreign language she doesn't understand. What was really cool/scary was when they hypnotized the woman to "forget" the concept of "four" and she counts the professor's fingers, slowly, one at a time, and gets 11 :-) even though she knows he only has 10 fingers.
Edited by: MARGOMCP at: 10/21/2011 (10:46)
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That is wonderful! Congratulations for reaching your goal. I hope you like your next sugarless glass as well. =)
How exciting! I prefer my tea unsweetened, but still have to add lots of stuff to make coffee drinkable. I can imagine how excited I'll be when I one day can drink coffee without sweetener. Congratulations on this exciting milestone! May you soon enjoy your tea like this all the time.
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I've been reducing the amount of sugar or artificial sweeteners I used in my tea and cereal for the past couple of weeks but didn't really quite make it. I was still using 3 teaspoons in my tea. Well it's funny because tonight I poured myself some tea and sat down at the computer to catch up on my email. I drank the entire glass before I realized I didn't use sugar or sweetener in the tea at all, and it really didn't taste too bad. I kind of enjoyed the taste of it without something added. I hope I like my next glass the same way.
When you look into the eyes of the wolf,
You'll yourself reflected.
When you learn to embrace the wolf,
You Honor the teacher.
by MoonstoneWolf 1998.