Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I am constantly amazed at how I take all that I have learned on Spark and apply it wherever I go. I went to the market last night to pick up a few very needed items. I also intended to get myself a well earned 'goodie" treat for my recent 7.5 lb. weight loss. My first stop was the fruit and veggie section. With the cost of everything shooting through the roof I was very selective and price conscious; buying only those things on sale, but managing a nice healthy, colorful selection. I then picked up some beans, rice, green tea - checking and reading all labels! I then selected a great sweet, dark whole grain bread and finally, began my search for the perfect "reward" goodie. I walked up and down the aisles; first stop, the ice cream aisle (an old, familiar standby) , then I checked out the donuts and pastries (it has been sooooo long!), finding nothing that floated my boat I headed for the oh so yummy CANDY aisle! I spent 15 minutes searching for that ever so elusive delight. THEN, it hit me and I knew exactly what I wanted! The first thing I saw when started shopping were the HUGE, very EXPENSIVE white cling free peaches! The price had totally put me off, but I could spend a $1.60 on one large, yummy, delectable peach which would not get me off track and I would NEVER regret eating, or I could spend the same amount on totally empty calories, not enjoy them half as much and might feel guilty for eating later - the choice was not hard! I had my peach for breakfast this morning along with my oatmeal. As the juice was running down my chin I actually laughed at how utterly delightful this little treasure of mine was! Every choice we make is ours and ours alone. It gets easier every day to make the right choice; not just for my health, but in every aspect of my life. The tools we utilize here and the lessons we learn do not just apply to eating healthy and losing weight; they can and do apply to all aspects of our lives making life better and happier all around.
"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures." ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.~
I SO enjoyed my little pleasure!