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Laughing at My Old Self


Friday, September 16, 2011

Tonight I went to dinner. I ordered the grilled chicken and mashed potatoes hold the gravy please and a glass of water( why waste calories on fruity drinks with no actual fruit in it.) The meal came with a trip to the salad and fruit bar. As I got my salad with the spinach and not the iceberg, I reminisced on how I used to love the buffet and always wanted my moneys worth. I thought that I was making a healthy choice by starting with the salad and ending with the fruit. Although what I was having in between was three helpings of fried chicken, mac & cheese, the list goes on. Not to mention that "good" salad was drenched in dressing. I thought the buffet was the greatest thing ever thought of. I wanted to kiss the person who invented the buffet line. It looks like a Conga line sometimes. And I was once at the front of the line leading the way, It was a party and the DJ was the cook in the back, playing such tunes as fat and cholesterol and a lb of sugar. Oh how foolish of me. I smiled as I walked back to my seat laughing at the old me. and you know what, I don't have to restrain myself from walking past the buffet for fear of temptation. I am not tempted by the nonsense. If only I had the power to gaze at the people around me and cast a spell over them that makes them walk away from that conga line. I'm hanging up my party hat folks.
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TERRIJ7 9/30/2011 12:55PM

    Great blog--thanks for sharing. I think (hope) we can all identify with you here. Thanks to Spark, we're all changing how we think about food.

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CAPECODLIGHT 9/21/2011 10:53AM

    Funny! I think we all see ourselves here. The buffet is really a cruel trick on us all. The food, half the time, was not anything I would normally order off a menu; but I felt compelled to try nonetheless.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/21/2011 8:16AM

    Oh you have said it more eloquently than I ever could! Thanks!! It feels so good to be in charge of our choices.

Sorry it took me so long to reply to this! Hope your doing well.

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CMBELISLE 9/19/2011 11:54AM

    I still do the buffet at times (Chinese), but I usually head for the boiled shrimp, the sushi and the seafood to "get my money's worth" then add in some fresh fruit at the end. Every now and then, I splurge and get a VERY small serving of the soft serve ice cream. Overall, I think I've learned how to choose the healthier options when needed.

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SHAWNEDA 9/19/2011 1:09AM

    Great blog. Keep sparking!

Comment edited on: 9/19/2011 1:09:30 AM

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SLS-NY2IN 9/18/2011 7:19AM

    emoticon lol Have we ever all been there and done that! Thank God we are learning and gaining better eating habits. I used to think I had to get my monies worth and forgot it also got me more pounds worth right where I didn't need it.
Today I try to think of it as well I will be able to enjoy this another time and I don't need to overeat today like I was never eating again. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 9/17/2011 8:42PM

    That is a GREAT memory!!

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CHARMIN944 9/17/2011 2:10PM

    I like your blog! It's funny how we change. These days when I see a buffet, I feel full just looking at the "massiveness" of it all. It just seems so greedy, and almost sinful, when I used to stuff myself to point of illness.

Comment edited on: 9/17/2011 2:11:37 PM

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GOINGBACKTO180 9/17/2011 2:08PM

    This is a great blog - I know what you mean. The Chinese buffet used to be my downfall - I used to complain about how the plates should be larger so I didn't have to make so many darned trips back for 2nds and 3rds. I used to convince myself that I had to try everything on the buffet too. Oh how attitudes change.

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CANDOK1260 9/17/2011 5:39AM

    GOOD BLOG i DON'T USUALLY DON;T LIKE BUFFETT MUCH EITHER ANYMORE

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