Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The anniversary weight is on its way down again. YES!
I had a small epiphany this morning about food. We'd had Sloppy Joes for dinner the other night and managed to eat all but two buns from the package. I knew they wouldn't get eaten, so I went to throw them away this morning. I swear, it was like someone took hold of my hand and didn't want me to dump them in the trash. I had the fleeting argument, "Well, we'll never eat them! Why keep them? You don't KNOW that you won't eat them!" It was ridiculous. I think I realized this morning that the whole "clean up your plate, there's starving kids in China" syndrome can hit you at unexpected times. I had to stand there and lecture myself on the fact that it was not a sin to dispose of food that we had no intention of eating despite the plight of those who are hungry. Tough lesson to reason through.
Came to a compromise, however. Since I couldn't send it to someONE who needed it, I tore it up in little pieces and chucked it out under the bird feeder. It didn't take long for the crows to scarf it up. Apparently that was a big "Aha!" moment for me.