Saturday, May 17, 2008
I haven't had too much of a struggle making good food choices since I've started this journey. I know a piece of chicken is better for me than a hamburger (especially in a restaurant) so that's what I opt to have. I was emailing a friend of mine the other day saying that this has been easy for me thus far and she responded with "you must be settled in your life". I thought about that for a little while and decided that isn't it. Settled implies to me that I don't care any more and would let myself go. It's been the opposite.
So then I had the realization of why I think it's been an easy choice... I don't care about the instant gratification any more. I realize that eating a juicy cheeseburger with bacon, mayo and onion rings would taste really good but only for the moment. In a few hours, though, I'm already onto my next meal and have almost forgotten about the cheeseburger. So, why, would I eat the cheeseburger if it only satisfies the taste buds for a little bit but then I'd have to not eat anything for the rest of the day and go to the gym for 4 hours? Seems to make more sense to eat a good piece of chicken that I may not enjoy as much but would enjoy, none-the-less.
Life's about choices...might as well make the ones that have the most long term benefits most of the time!!