a thoughtful indulgance
I have made many good choices over the last two months, I have challenged myself to say no to things and situations that I thought would not be good for me mentally or physically or both. However, tonight I am writing about something I am choosing to indulge in tomorrow.
For the past three years my mom and I have joined some dear friends to take a cooking class at Jungle Jim’s in November. It is a day of laughter, and learning and sampling some good food. What happens is there might be 10-12 things that are prepared everything from soups to fresh chutneys and yes there is always a few sweet things on the menu. As I thought about if I wanted to take part in the class this year, the answer was a resounding yes, and I will tell you why.
They pass out your “tastings” in very small individual portions, so there is no binging on any item, no serving yourself huge scoops, slices, or plates stuffed full. This is a good test for me, my plan is to adjust my day and have oatmeal in the morning with fruit, then have the class offerings for lunch and then a very light dinner I am thinking maybe a fresh vegetable egg white omelet. I will end the day with a swim. My goal is not to overeat.
The other reason being this is an experience that I share with my mom every year, something that makes a memory for us of doing something together that we love…a tradition. I don’t have many traditions in my world and if I have learned one thing from losing my Dad fairly young is that sometimes the memories become your reality when they are gone.
Tomorrow I will enjoy the time with my mom and the food, but will keep in the front of my mind the task at hand and that I still have much work left to do.