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Tale of Two Experiences

Friday, August 05, 2011

While eating breakfast yesterday morning I was watching a movie (actually watching the end of the movie that I had fell asleep on the night before). In the scene the three women were conversing over cake (red velvet cake) I stared at the cake, it looked like the perfect size. I kept watching as the women talked but did not pick up the fork to slice into what looked like heaven. One of the women were pregnant and what do you know, her water broke and she had to to be rushed to the hospital. But all I could focus on was the cake that they left behind. How could they? I could have went to the kitchen and got a fork myself and grabbed a piece right from the screen.

By the afternoon I was having my car serviced and decided to wait at the diner. Normally when I go to the diner I have the pancake or french toast special. As I set ready to order my usual, I remembered that I had toast with jam for breakfast so the pancake or french toast would not be a good idea. I also thought about the fact that the only vegetables I had today was in my omelet. By the time the waiter came I decided on the small Greek salad(cheese and dressing on the side) and sweet tea. The sweet tea was to make up for the syrup, powdered sugar and butter that I was going to miss.

An hour after lunch (still waiting on my car) I recalled my lunch selection and was glad that I made the choice to have the salad. And was surprised that I did not miss the pancakes or the french toast. In the past I would have said screw it, I'm here, I'm spending money and I'm going to enjoy myself. But this time was different. I did not feel deprived to not eat the overly sweet stuff and enjoyed lunch anyway. I enjoyed lunch long after it was gone, no guilt, was proud of the decision I made knowing that at every step the choice to live healthy is mine. Oh my, I have really changed.

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BANDMOM2012 8/18/2011 1:24PM

    Yay for the positive changes that you can see and taste!

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SHAWNEDA 8/9/2011 8:04PM

    I've changed because I'm journaling my food. I'm exercising 4-6 times a week including strength training and surrounded by awesome people like yourself for the journey to bring healthy back. Congrats on your awesome food selection! emoticon

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CMBELISLE 8/8/2011 1:35PM

    Awesomeness! The biggest change I have seen is that I am more inclined to order and eat chicken breast. My latest favorite at the Galaxy Diner is to order a grilled chicken breast with a side of spaghetti noodles (not on the menu though). I know there aren't any veggies, but my daughter usually orders something that comes with a salad and she won't eat it, but I will.

Another thing is that I'm more inclined to ask for things that may not be on the menu or as for things on the side.

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HWNHMMBRD 8/8/2011 2:54AM

    Okay, I hear you about the Red Velvet Cake, that is my absolute favorite. The scene would have had me in tears. emoticon
My biggest change is to look up what I am going to eat, before I eat it, as much as possible. Mom fixed kielbasa tonight. VERY bad choice. Looked it up and found out a serving is only 2 oz, over half the calories come from fat, and there are over 500mg of sodium! I ended up nuking 5 oz of Mahi Mahi in a steamer bag with Mrs. Dash. 2/3 of the cals, 1/4 of the sodium and less than 2 gms fat. I also read the nutrition label be fore I buy anything.
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THESHELBSTER 8/8/2011 1:00AM

    You are absolutely awesome. I made my son chocolate chip cookies and as he ate them fresh out of the oven I ate a fiberone bar instead. LOL. That is definitely a change from the girl I was a year ago. :0)

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1CRAZYDOG 8/7/2011 10:45AM

    Good for you!!! emoticon

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