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What "feels" good (2014 - Blog #31)

Friday, January 31, 2014

I have some food weakness... and a fresh baguette is one of them. I admit, when I get one, I nibble at it before I even get home. We have a joke at my house that a mouse lives in my car and always attacks the end of a baguette on the way home. emoticon

I have not bought a baguette for since about Christmas, so I was good with getting one today. But I was very very mindful about how much I would be nibbling today. So, I took off the end .. a small piece.. and I savored it like no ones business.

As I was savoring it, I thought about how good it feels when I can feel clothes hang on my body rather than tight. I thought about how good it feels when my body moves with ease rather than lumber. I thought about how good it feels when I know I am keeping fit rather than lazing away.

Something all those "feelings" have in common: THEY LAST ALL DAY LONG! When I do savor some food that really in the long run does me no good, the feeling of "good" is temporary. Actually by the second bite I have often already forgotten the first bite. The good feeling is fleeting. But feeling good about how my body actually feels is long term.

And THAT is worth working for. So, it was easy today to limit my nibbles to one nibble. I savored the feeling of a good taste.. and hours later I still feel good about the choice.

Have a splendid weekend.. feeling GREAT!

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
George S. Patton

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain.. I am feeling it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EDDYMEESE 2/2/2014 4:24PM

    Those are the best moments. It's usually those moments that help me to not go from savoring to binging.

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LIVINGFREE19 2/1/2014 8:25PM

    So true!

Love the pic!

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MISSG180 2/1/2014 2:46PM

    As an avid bread baker, I am very aware of needing to parcel out my calories for such things!

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ALIIDA 2/1/2014 8:57AM

    That was a fun read! It's a good way to savor treats and not feel deprived. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/1/2014 8:56AM

    So true! Thanks!

The mountain picture is gorgeous!!

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NANCY- 2/1/2014 8:30AM

    Love the way you think. WTG on keeping momentary a pleasure in perspective.

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KALIGIRL 2/1/2014 8:22AM

    Fleeting pleasures vs. lasting feelings - so glad you savored your small treat (I think we have a few of those mice around here too)
Sounds like you lived gratefully in the emoticon while not endangering the joy in your future!

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NEWROSE27 2/1/2014 7:29AM

    So true. Nibbles are very short term feel good things there are many things as you have described that feel good too and actually last much longer.
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DEBRITA01 2/1/2014 7:10AM

    So true...learning to savor the first bite ...and savoring the feeling of success, which lasts much longer. emoticon

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    The things you wrote regarding how healthy feels is exactly what I feel too. Great and wonderful job on the treat.

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STRONGDAWG 2/1/2014 3:44AM

    Nothing tastes as good as being healthy.

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NEW-CAZ 2/1/2014 2:43AM

    emoticon emoticon

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CUTENHEALTHY 2/1/2014 1:16AM

  Great reflection about impulsive feelings being fleeting, but loving the way you feel and being active are everyday realities that are truly making you feel great every day.

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TIMOTHY53 2/1/2014 12:50AM

    The first bite is always the best. By the third or fourth bite, our tongues don't taste the food as much. It's really weird. So yes, savor what you eat.

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BOOKAPHILE 1/31/2014 11:28PM

    I notice that when I don't savor, the food goes right down the throat and is forgotten before the next bite begins. Savoring gives food a chance to arouse the taste buds as well as gives the stomach time to say it's satisfied.

You're so right about the temporary effect of food and the lasting effect of fitness. Good thoughts.

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BOPPY_ 1/31/2014 10:45PM

    You got it! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/31/2014 10:41PM

    Total agreement, here! Great observation about the persistence of "feeling good" that comes from being comfortable in our bodies, our clothes, our functional capabilities! emoticon

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MARAGRAM 1/31/2014 10:00PM

    emoticon , enjoy the savoring of all that nourishes you, even the end of the fresh baguette!

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DNJEN471 1/31/2014 9:53PM

    Thank you! This is so true. We tend to savor things like food so much, that we forget to savor what matters. Like the progress made, that will last longer than the food we eat. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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