Sarah’s “Aha” Moment of the Week!

Wow, we have been MIA for a long time and I must admit that I have missed writing to you all! There have been a lot of changes in my personal life that have kept me away but they are exciting changes! My husband and I were chosen to adopt a sweet baby girl due next month. Three weeks after we found out that the birth mom had chosen us, we found out that I was pregnant as well! After years and years of trying, losing over 100 pounds to be healthy enough to carry a child, tons of infertility treatments including two cycles of IVF which both failed it finally happened on our own! So we have two baby girls coming our way very soon!

Because I will become a full time mom to two babies very close in age, we have had to relocate for a better job opportunity for my husband. So I have been busy packing up our house, moving, and unpacking. But we are settling down and getting ready for our new additions. Luckily I will get to stay connected with you all through our social media for just a little while longer!

I had an interesting experience a few days ago that I wanted to share. I was out and about running errands and needed to stop for a quick lunch. Out of all of my options I decided that Subway was the best. There was a woman in front of me that ordered a 6″ sandwich. The young man behind the counter informed her that she could make it a $5 footlong and it would only cost her .40 more. To my surprise she declined. “Are you kidding me?” I thought to myself. I couldn’t believe it! She could DOUBLE her purchase for .40 and she said no. To me it was a no brainer! That is a lot more food for very little. I couldn’t help myself and I had to ask her why she chose to not upgrade and even offered her .40 if she needed. Her response changed my perspective forever.

“Haha, thank you but I don’t need forty cents. I just don’t need the other 6″ of the sandwich. And if I bought it just because it is a great deal then I would most likely be tempted to eat it, but those are extra calories I don’t need. I would rather spend less and be satisfied than spend more and feel terrible after. But thank you.”

I was stunned. I felt sheepish, to be honest, because she was completely right and I had never thought of it that way! Why spend more just because you end up getting way more food than you need? You ended spending more money, eating more calories, and feeling way worse about yourself. My dad taught me to compare cost per ounce since I was a little girl and this mindset of having to get the best “bang for my buck” has actually been worse for me in cases like this.

I found this experience very eye-opening and I’m glad it happened. Is it just me or has anyone else ever thought this way? I hope this helps open more eyes than just mine!