Weight and Learn

A stay-at-home mom learning how to be happy and healthy.

Posted by Tammy On February - 24 - 2010

I made a poor choice shopping the other week and I’m paying for it now.  I tend to collect cereal in the cupboard when there are sales and last week Post Alphabits were on sale for less than half price.  Alphabits and I have a long history so it was hard to pass up the sale and I bought a box.  I shouldn’t eat them.  I usually don’t let my kids eat sugary cereal but yet I brought them home.  Alphabits CerealI immediately put them away in the closet and quickly forgot about them until my oldest kid went looking for a new cereal and convinced Dad to have them for breakfast this week.

When I was a kid, Alphabits was the treat cereal that Mom would get every once in a while.  Once that box got home, it didn’t last.  We would all eat huge bowls of it for breakfast, snack and any other time we could.  Most boxes didn’t see a second day.  I struggle with the mentality of ‘good things need to be eaten quickly or else someone else is going to eat it’ because that’s how it always was in my house.  Eat lots now, it might not be there tomorrow.

I don’t have to fight anyone for food.  I can buy whatever I want.  I can always make or get more.  But, I’m still very possessive of food.  I jokingly tell people that I don’t share well when they ask if they could have a piece of whatever I’m eating, but I’m really not joking.

I’m proud to say I haven’t had any of the Alphabits, although I’ve thought about it.  That box wouldn’t have lasted 3 days in my house before.  Maybe there’s hope for me yet.

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