Sunday, October 27, 2013
The Butter Spread
Let's remember that at home, even when I have butter on hand, I do NOT put it on my cooked vegetables or on sweet potatoes - nada. I enjoy them fine without butter. When at home I do not have fake butter spreads.
So why did I do it there? I don't know.
What I do know is that was a change in behavior and was not the healthier choice. I didn't gain weight from it. I didn't start craving buttered anything. I simply noticed it was not my usual choice. I said so out-loud. I did no beat myself up over it. I do not write about it here as an act of confession for my culinary sins and seek blind forgiveness. I simply want to note it and remember how little thought went into the act. I want to watch for next time.
Because it could just as easily have been something dangerous. You know the expression "if it had been a snake it could have bitten me?"
If it had been a cupcake, it could have bitten me.
It is a mindful example of how important awareness and honesty are in keeping the pounds off. Maybe that pat of butter spread didn't cause any damage but I need to be aware of it just the same.
How do you keep up your practice of constant vigilance in your food choices?