Monday, July 27, 2009
Yesterday I did not have the opportunity to eat lunch, so I knew I had a lot of extra calories. I thought it would be nice if my husband and I shared an ice cream cone. We used to get ice cream together all the time, but haven't lately because we're trying to be healthier. So we decided to share a waffle cone with rocky road and mint chip. It seemed like a nice little treat for both of us.
HOWEVER, when the girl serving the ice cream handed me the cone, suddenly he had the impulse to ask for his own instead of share! I could hardly believe it. I was standing there with a HUGE ice cream cone that should have been for two people, and he wanted his own! I didn't want to say "No, I want to share. I think it's cute to share with my husband, and I can't eat this whole thing by myself anyway." That's what I thought, but what I actually said was "Sure, you can have your own if you want."
So I was stuck trying to eat this giant ice cream cone by myself. When I couldn't finish it fast enough, he took the rest of it after having finished his own. I was really thankful that he did take the end of mine, but he shouldn't have. Then in the grocery store I started to feel sick.
ICE CREAM MAKES ME SICK??!?!!?
Yes, it did. It made my stomach turn. It made my joints ache. It made me dizzy and tired. And it made me shaky. I suppose it was all the sugar that did it. And as much as I really hated feeling so sick, it did confirm one thing to me. I now know from firsthand experience, not from reading articles online, that eating healthy makes your body run better. I am glad I couldn't finish an ice cream cone, only a month ago I could have eaten two -- and they wouldn't have made me sick. Also, it feels like the burden of choice has been lifted from me. I don't have to choose to eat the right foods anymore, I just have to eat them. My body has rejected the unhealthy foods so that I don't have to! Me not finishing an ice cream cone is a miracle, and I'm very thankful for it.