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Lesson Learned

Friday, July 11, 2014

I had a very hectic day yesterday....I had to drive to my Dads an hour a way, do some shopping and run several errands in different areas.....When I left home I had the car packed, I was returning things that family members left at my house over the holiday week end...Darn if I did not forget my snack and my lunch....by the time I got to my Dads I was very hungry but Dad had just finished his meal....so I got busy helping him, shower (he is 90 years old) wash his clothes, and tidy up his house...we talked and then I realized I still had not eaten, it's not like to forget to eat...Dad doesn't have many choices, but he did have watermelon, so I put out a small bowl of watermelon, he helped me eat it....we both love water melon....we chatted for about 2 hours and then it was time for me to go....boy was I hungry....
My first thought was what am I going to eat, I won't be home for about 2 hours...I need to stop and get groceries on my way home....
I had a fun conversation with myself....I thought I have a lot of calories yet to eat, okay self what sort of fun food would you like, you can have most any thing.....wonder who has baked or grilled chicken, now all kinds of yummy things were going through my brain...
one hour later I reach the store, now I was really hungry it was nearly 4pm and I had not eaten since 7am...everything looked so good, as we all know never go shopping on and empty stomach.....I got all my groceries and even got Husband snacks...okay I tell myself what are you going to get just for you..
what would taste so very good at this very hungry time....I saw a large beautiful Gala apple, wow now that would be so yummy and easy to eat....so even though I told myself I can have most anything I wanted I picked the apple..I gave myself a little hug for making the best choice ....guess it's true, once you learn to eat healthy, you learn to crave it....
back in 2006 I would have stopped for a burger and fries but now I stop for apples.....
I have learned a great lesson here at Spark people....first it is possible to live the rest of my life with put fattening fast foods.....and that apple was so crisp and juicy I knew I had made the right choice..it BUT NEXT TIME I WILL REMEMBER MY planned snack and lunch.....

HAVE A HEALTHY DAY....you can do it..... emoticon
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SOCKITTOME 7/12/2014 5:13PM

    Way to go, Kitt! Everything you've been doing the past 8 years is paying off, and you are showing all of us how it is possible to stay healthy even when tempted, and that it is possible to deal with unexpected situations in more optimal ways. Woot woot you rock, girlfriend!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/11/2014 6:32PM

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LUCYCAN7 7/11/2014 6:30PM

  It is all about "CHOICES"we make!You mad an excellent choice. emoticon emoticon

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KATHYJO56 7/11/2014 5:03PM

    I think you learned a very good lesson about yourself! I bet that Gala apple was one of the best things that you have eaten in a very long time! emoticon

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DEBSZOO74 7/11/2014 4:33PM

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PHOENIX1949 7/11/2014 4:06PM

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SHANTODD420 7/11/2014 3:34PM

    Great choice Kitt. That is a long time to go without any food. Glad you still made a healthy choice so proud of you.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/11/2014 1:47PM

    emoticon Good for you, Kitt!!!! I'm very proud of you!!

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BLUECAFE 7/11/2014 12:42PM

    How emoticon I read somewhere that the way to tell the difference between if you're hungry or just craving food was to ask yourself "if it was an apple, would you still want it?" You are where I want to be and it just reinforces the fact that it's more than just eat less move more. I am working hard to change how I think too.
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NASFKAB 7/11/2014 12:30PM

  AWESOME

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MOMTO6CUTIES 7/11/2014 11:50AM

    Amazing :) I so would have wanted to go for fast food. You're awesome.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/11/2014 11:36AM

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GLORYB2014 7/11/2014 9:12AM

    You certainly have learned good lessons on SP Kitt! Getting that juicy apple was such a great choice and you sure can give yourself a pat on the back for your wisdom with food!

Does your father live alone? My hubby can't bath himself and I can't give him a bath so we have a bath nurse come in weekly to do that and he manages to do sponge baths daily himself. Just a thought. Your dad does sound like he does very well at his age, kudos to him . . . and to you!
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FIT4MEIN2013 7/11/2014 8:42AM

    Great choices. Congrats!

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 7/11/2014 8:28AM

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FELINEBETTER 7/11/2014 8:02AM

    Good for you, Kitt! That's a great sign when the sky is the limit and you are still making a healthy choice! Excellent! The only thing I might have added was a piece of cheese with that apple -- for some protein!

You have done well and continue to do so! Very well done!!!!! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 7/11/2014 7:39AM

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SANDICANE 7/11/2014 7:37AM

    Thanks for the "healthy day" wish, and back at you. Lessons learned are wonderful...even if I have to learn them a couple of times :-)

Congrats on the healthy choice!

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SAISHA100CJ 7/11/2014 7:20AM

    emoticon You handled all that quite well. Congratulations!

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TERI-RIFIC 7/11/2014 6:49AM

    emoticon that's what we gotta do. Getting too hungry is very dangerous for me.

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/11/2014 6:26AM

    Fantastic choice!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/11/2014 5:41AM

    Lifestyle change. That's what it's all about. Good on you, Kit!

You are a shining example to all of us. emoticon

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KATHARINA01 7/11/2014 4:54AM

    Congratulations on making the healthy choice.

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