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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