When I was working full time, vending machine was my comfort. During breaks and lunches, I would take a bag of chips and a soda to fill up after eating my sandwich. No need for vending machine in a part time job as you go home to homemade foods. If I ever go back to full time I will make sure that I bring a bottle of water from home or even a fruit.
Before my husband's surgery we did not realize the dangers of foods found on the shelves in supermarkets. Now we make sure that no food has hydrogenated fats or trans fats even though we may have to refrigerate them.
My husband used to think that salads and greens were for skinny young girls, but after losing his brother to colon cancer, he is understanding that all of us have to eat vegetables and fruits in order to be fit not just to look good.
I do not reach out for candy when my blood sugar drops I grab a juice box instead.
I refuse to wait for my husband to eat dinner with him if it is past seven o'clock at night, because eating late means hyper-acidity which means my asthma will be aggravated. I had read that in some cases acid from your esophagus can seep into your wind pipe, especially if one is overweight.
I have been very careful about wearing the right clothes for winter instead of caring about looks and fashion. This could be the reason that I do not catch too many colds. Even if I do, I try to nip the problem in the bud. I still think that I'm lucky that I did not take any antibiotics in four years time.
Last but not least, I now have Mantras to keep myself from getting my nerves worked up. And when people tail gate me during rush hour I try and use whatever I can to make myself laugh such as a license plate that reads "YOURFACE".