Tuesday, January 11, 2011
In the wake of my imminent 2-year Sparkversary at the end of this month, I've become aware of several things that I've gotten a bit misdirected on. It doesn't feel like I've fallen off the proverbial wagon, but just that my healthy two-year track has begun to start making the beginning of what can easily be a U-turn. Yikes! Rather than let that happen, I thought I'd blog about each issue that I need a direction correction on. Each one will begin with this paragraph and lead into the topic of the day.
Prior to these two years on SP, I hadn't realized that my grocery shopping habits were just that - habits. That I wasn't even thinking of the food items, but just picking stuff up out of routine throughout the years.
I remember when I started this new adventure of healthier living, I'd begun a two-month program prior to spark that gave me lists of foods to buy. It forced me to mindfully go from isle to isle and actually look for the healthy choices. OMG! I actually read the chart on the pkgs to check out calorie content and other important ingredients. Quite a novel experience for me.
Throughout these two years, I've often smiled at what's in my cart, thinking "Is that really mine with all the fruit and veggies?" However, during the last few months I've seen that I started not sticking to lists and picking up things on impulse that misdirected my path a bit more than I'd want to admit to myself.
Around the same time I started SP, a new grocery store opened nearby my house. It has been a godsend with low prices and quality food. (Fresh and Easy - only in CA, AZ, and NV) It has added to my quality of life by making it easier to continue to eat healthy at prices I still marvel at each time I shop.
My direction correction is to get back to total commitment that nothing extra goes into the cart. Nothing I'll regret by the time I reach the parking lot.
Wishing all a wonderful day.