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I did something I don't normally do...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Yesterday, I made a semi-poor food choice purchase (convenience store cappuccino) which I promptly forgot I had when I decided to have a plain glazed donut that a coworker had brought in for me. I don't have donuts very often--in fact it had been months. And she had brought it from my favorite donut place in town--so I enjoyed it--no guilt.

However, when I got back to my desk and saw that I had a coffee drink waiting for me, I took two sips and threw the rest out. I knew that had I finished it "because I had paid good money", I would have felt worse. So I tossed it--and felt infinitely better about having made what I felt was a better choice that supported my overall goals.

I share this not to suggest that there are good and bad foods because outside of food allergies and intolerances, I don't subscribe to that school of thought. I can keep ice cream in the freezer and cookies in the cupboard and it's not a problem--for ME. However, there is something to said for the overall effect of the choices we make, I think. So for me, because I chose to enjoy the donut (and I DID enjoy it), I chose to pass on the cappuccino, which I know I would no longer have enjoyed.

Anyway, I'm probably just rambling at this point and not making a whole lot of sense. I simply decided to document this moment because I think it was one of the first times in a long while where I was so consciously and actively making this type of hierarchical decision when it comes to food choices and cost-benefit analysis.

Welp, have a great day, SparkFam!


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