Outgrowing Sprinkles and Skittles
As a 9-year old, I was sure that when I became a grown up and made decisions for myself I would have ice cream for breakfast. I would make cookie dough specifically to eat raw. I would never buy vegetables because I didn’t have to; I would survive off of goldfish crackers and elbow noodles and I would always get a candy bar at the check-out line. (Preferably the cookies n’ cream one!)
Clearly I was not concerned with diabetes. ; )
My current 19-year old self was thinking about all of this while sipping my hot coffee this morning and realizing that I AM a grown up and my 9-year old self would be very disappointed in my breakfast: Coach’s Oats with sliced banana and cinnamon… Where are the sprinkles? What about the hot chocolate with whipped cream? Why aren’t there any gummy worms?!?! (I’m totally picturing Buddy the Elf right now) ;)
Obviously as a kid, my parents pretty much decided what/how much I ate. So ten years later…What keeps us from eating everything that we want to?
Swim suit season/skinny jeans/spandex/gym clothes/guilt/self control/diabetes/obesity/cholesterol/money/intelligence
When I was little, I always wanted a snack – not the healthy kind. My mom’s response was always, “Okay, you can have a piece of fruit and if you’re still hungry, you can have a snack.”
Not the answer I wanted; 9 times out of 10 I turned down the offer. Now it’s a habit I tell myself! In the afternoon if I feel like snacking, I think “Would I eat another apple?” If the answer is No, sip some water and chew some gum :)
Also, things looked a lot more appealing as a kid! At the grocery store, I always wanted the frozen chocolate chip waffles and Cheeto Puffs. Now I think blegh; I grocery shop on my own and I still don’t put that crap in my cart.
If only elementary-school-me could see me now ;)
What are some unhealthy habits you’ve changed over the last decade?