This week’s photo challenge had me thinking … long and hard. I’ve won quite a few victories in my life, but none that had a picture attached to it. Or so I thought. For a while, I was thinking of just writing a regular blog post about some of my victories, but found it to be a daunting task not to over-step the fine line of being too personal. There are limits to how much I want to share on a public blog site.
Today, in the grocery store it struck me: I do have a picture to go with one of my victories! It must have been some time in the 80’s, I don’t know how it happened … I started drinking Coke every evening. Not just a glass — it was like all the time! That little habit must have sneaked up on me and eventually I just didn’t ‘feel good’ if I didn’t have at least two of those big, huge bottles in the fridge!
Then some time, I think it must have been 2001, I had a medical check-up and it turned out I was bordering diabetes. It so happened, that I also came across a picture in some ad, where they had lined up an array of common foods and beverages. Beside each item, they’d put the corresponding amount of sugar, in the form of lumps. A small can of Coke equalled twelve or 13 lumps of sugar. That did it for me! I quit … cold turkey and never looked back. Strangely enough, I never missed it either. When we go to McDonald’s now, I have Coca-Cola with my cheeseburger, and it’s good but quite enough and really too sweet.
So … here’s the picture I took the day I’d got my 50mm prime lens a few years ago.