Yesterday morning as I was driving to work I checked my rear view mirror and noticed a lady behind me eating her breakfast. She was morbidly obese and looked very uncomfortable wedged into the front seat of her car. She was eating a McDonald's bagel breakfast sandwich, hash browns and sucking on a monster size soda. This lady was in her own little breakfast world as she drove to work.
Then today on my drive to work I noticed a man behind me eating his breakfast. This guy was super skinny though and obviously had the music up a little too loud in the car (singing with your mouth full is not a pretty sight). He was eating what looked like some type of huge breakfast burrito and an apple pie along with a monster size soda.
Yesterday when I saw the obese woman I thought to myself, "I'm glad I'm not that person anymore." I use to hit McDonald's drive through about once a week before surgery and it was always the steak bagel sandwich. So seeing that lady hit pretty close to home for me.
And then when I saw the man eating it made me realize that just because a person is slim doesn't mean they are healthy. So even now that I've lost the weight, I can't go back to those habits and expect to maintain my new level of health and wellness. (Not that I ever planned to, but seeing him pigging out really reminded me of my new commitment to being healthy.)
I'm not saying that I don't hit a drive thru once in a while, because I do. But there are plenty of healthy options to choose from and I just need to stay conscious to avoid the crap.
Just something to think about today...