Chasing Fireflies

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This is my first blog entry and the beginning of my lifestyle change. It's been a fabulous day, and I am very glad that I took a step in the right direction today. I went to the farmer's market with my daughter and showed her how to pick ripe fruit & veggies. It was a great opportunity to talk about health. Then we went to the store to buy some lean meat & some veggies they didn't have at the market.

While we were in the store we walked buy an obese woman on one of those motorized carts, who was accompanied by what looked like her daughter. As we passed her we could her here instructing the child, who wasn't any older than my daughter, to grab some items on a shelf that she couldn't reach. It made me sad and it made me think. I want to stop the cycle now, and not only eat healthy for myself, but so my children will grow up healthy too. I never want to be the obese woman in the motorized cart.

Later, when my husband returned home from work, he opted out of the healthy dinner and at a plate of hot dogs & chips instead. He said he'd start dieting tomorrow. I'm proud of myself for not giving in to his whims, and making a healthy meal for my family instead. I'm also proud that when he broke out the ice cream, I had a piece of cantaloupe.

After a 15 minute walk, we returned when it was turning dusk and noticed the fireflies in our backyard. We just moved downtown and our yard is heavily treed, so this is the first time that we have had the chance to see them. My daughter and I were so excited that we ran around the yard chasing blinking lights for the next 30 minutes. We never caught one, but it sure was fun.

In stead of feeling deprived, I had a fabulous day and don't feel hungry at all. But I also didn't watch more than 15 minutes of TV. TV is boring to me, and I find myself eating if I'm watching it, so I am going to try to avoid it as much as possible.
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    What a wonderful day! It sounds like you're starting off with a healthy mindset and made some great choices today. emoticon emoticon
    2868 days ago
    Welcome to SP. Best wishes for success.
    2868 days ago
    WELCOME to Spark! :)
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