Isn't this so true?---
I never realized this when I grew up---
I was lucky however because my Mom never bought store cakes---or sweets-
Instead we had a great deal of fruit at our house---oranges----and apples by the bushel---
In fact, we had a fruit cellar, joining our house. It was outside, with a ladder going down .
I tried my best to never go down there-----as it was a deep, large hole--mud sides----
That's where the apples were kept, as well as turnips, cauliflower- potatoes-and whatever else was left from the garden.-
Somewhere along the way, I developed a passion for a bakery---Laura Secord chocolates , diet coke, and ice cream---
If it weren't for Spark, to this day, I would not understand why the pounds just piled on---
It has taken years (at least 628!--well, it feels like that!))----to change my eating habits----I still have the odd day that gorging myself with terrible high calorie foods seem like the thing to do, but--(that big "butt" !)----they are so much fewer---
My refrigerator now is packed full of fresh produce---
Fruits are ready to grab--oranges, watermelon, mangos, pears---
And I try to clean it regularly ---not a great job--but it helps to look in there and FIND a green pepper that hasn't spoiled.
I'm regurgitating this-----mostly for myself-
It helps for me to see where I've come from---
It feels good to see that I'm trying hard to be a success--
It isn't easy---but-----quitting would put me right back where I was--
Lord love a Duck!
The Germans (as in dogs)- are chomping at the bit here to go out--
Spark as if your life depended on it Sparkly People---