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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Today, something hit me in the head - not a tap, but a BONG! Looking back, I think I've read it, heard it, seen it before, but it finally got into ME today! This morning, I fixed a quick breakfast for the kids of Pillsbury Toaster Strudels. The frozen kind you pop in the toaster. In the past, one box fed my two kids & I - two apiece. Well, today, when putting them on the plate, of course, I checked the calorie count - 190 EACH. Since I have been trying to get in more fruits (veggies are no problems, but I'm not a fruit lover), I took the second strudel back OFF of my plate, and got a crisp, colorful shiny apple out of the frig instead! Later, at work, someone had brought in sugar cookies. I picked up the package to grab one, and again, checked the calories - 190 for ONE cookie! So, I put the package down, and grabbed 13 almonds out of a little tupperware I'd stashed in my desk. Hey, I know these are little daily choices we make during this journey to healthier eating, but today was that ***BAM*** moment for me. I don't have to decide to ALWAYS do it all perfect! I can do it ONE SMALL CHOICE AT A TIME!! In the long run, I know I'll see the difference.

No more all or nothing for me!
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  • EVER-HOPEFUL
    emoticon for the reminder you are rightit is not all or nothing. emoticon
    3833 days ago
  • WOLFKITTY
    Absolutely!!
    Way to go, really, it does all add up!

    You can totally do this, you have an awesome attitude!
    Jocelyn
    3833 days ago
  • MUSLIMAH_AK
    I love this. One choice at a time. I have GOT to remember that. thanx for sharing your "aha" moment.
    3833 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8303045
    Congrats! Knowledge of what is in your food is so important. That is one of the big things that keeps me away from the treats at work.
    3833 days ago
  • MYOWNHERO
    Absolutely! You said it so well!
    3833 days ago
  • BEYOURBEST1
    Great job! Once it sinks in that it's the daily small choices that count, the path to long-term success becomes a lot clearer.
    You can do it, continue the good work.
    3833 days ago
  • HLTHYETER
    Great examples--small choices can make a big difference. If you get a chance on a weekend, consider making one of the SP muffin recipes--healthier for you and your kids. Another thing I do is make up some great oatmeal (whole grain type--better tasting, more filling) and cook it with dried fruit, some nuts, some cinnamon and some sweetener and I always make at least a double recipe and put the remainder in a plastic bowl to have later in the week anytime I am rushed at breakfast. It is great cold, but even better zapped for 90 seconds in the microwave. I also indulge in a tablespoon of heavy whipping cream. This breakfast will hold you until noon or later very well. Another good one--whole grain bread, tbsp of peanut butter, lo-sugar fruit spread or half a banana--again, not many calories and very filling and nutritious. Best wishes and keep on keeping on!
    3850 days ago
  • TERWANTSTOLOSE
    Good for you!!!! I've had my own eye opening moments with things that I didn't think were so bad and then checked the calories and was shocked! These choices do add up and you are on your way!

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    3850 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5826188
    emoticon it is amazing what can happen when we choose to check and consider before we make our food choices! Keep it up!
    3850 days ago
  • LIGHTHOUSEGIRL1
    emoticon ...good for you ! High-five to you too !! GOOD CHOICES BRING US CLOSER TO OUR GOALS...YOU CAN DO IT ! Take it one day at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3850 days ago
  • ME2THESHELL
    Little choices add up and become big changes :D
    3850 days ago
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