Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Special Treats

Nice walk today to get a special treat. I enjoyed walking to the yogurt shop on a warm afternoon. A nice conversation with a friend made it even more pleasant. Occasionally I take a walk to get a treat which makes it special.

I hear advertisers tell us there is always an excuse to have a treat. If I had a frozen yogurt or latte everyday it would be something I would take for granted rather than a treat. When treats are too available it's easy take them for granted and over indulge. A special treat is something I have to wait for.

Walking to get a treat gives me a little exercise, delayed gratification, and makes a treat special.

20 minutes walking

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if you've seen the book Food Rules, but I picked it up at the bookstore one day. One of his rules was "treat treats as treats" meaning exactly what you said -- they are only treats if they are occasional. I have to remind myself of that sometimes.


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