Starting every day successfully

How I start my day with respect to breakfast.

Is breakfast is the most important way to start your day so it is successful?

A dietary presentation I attended talked about breakfast and how sugary cereals or other breakfast sandwiches etc can start you off every day in ongoing blood sugar cycles.  Those highs and crashes cause us mortals to be ravenous earlier in the morning and eat other than what we should. Eating cereal usually means I am growly hungry by 10 a.m.

I need to lose some weight.  Eating healthy and avoiding sugar crashes is important to me so I can control my eating.



Keeping it simple, I have started cooking myself a single egg for breakfast, and surprisingly, I feel full all morning. Hot sauce, and some tomato chopped up are all I add to the scrambled egg.

Over the weeks that’s a lot of eggs and mostly I manage to keep the eggshell out of my little scrambled egg.

egg wrap cookerI bought this little cooker which does the eggs one at a time, and if I want I can add a wrap which I just add for 30 seconds to warm up the wrap. If you cook the wrap too long it gets stiff.

It comes apart and is simple to wash for you practical types.

The egg comes out about an inch tall and really fluffy, takes 5 minutes. The hot sauce gives it a nice zing, and the chopped cherry tomato from my garden makes it sweet.

But my blog isn’t about cooking, or health tips.

brainI do often share my thoughts about life and use analogies. This is another situation where I am sharing my thoughts.

For weeks now I have been thinking about these cracked open eggs and how sometimes I have to scoop out some egg shells before I cook them or I’m going to be surprised by a crunchy scrambled egg.

I realize though that my breakfast is delicious and nutritious but one of these days I am going to accidentally leave in a small piece of eggshell.  If one day I have a crunchy breakfast I wouldn’t throw it away or spit it out.  Maybe eggshell has some dietary benefit I don’t know.

rima-hassan-3I wondered if there was an analogy for me, my life is pretty swell too. It’s not a 5 star breakfast in Michelin rated restaurant but I enjoy it, and am contented. It suits me and it benefits me.

My breakfast and my life, eggshells and all whenever I get them is still one to be grateful for, to be appreciated, and enjoyed.



Definitely the best part of my start to the day is not the breakfast at all, but being thankful to be alive, being content, and for the people in my life.  I will endeavour to grateful for my breakfast and my life, eggshells or not.

Perhaps that is the most successful way to start the day, being thankful, and breakfast comes second.

Thank you for reading, do you have a formula for a successful day? or a healthy breakfast Idea? I’d love to hear your comments to this post. 

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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9 Responses to Starting every day successfully

  1. Well, you’re on to something. My 12 step recovery teaches me that “an attitude of gratitude” is usually a good way to start anything. Now, if only I could practice that more often…

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  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    Very much enjoyed this read and smile this post gave me to start this morning. So much to be grateful for in this world ~ and a nice/light breakfast is a good place to start 🙂 I occasionally eat a small piece of shell with my eggs…and it adds some needed calcium I suppose 🙂


  3. Hahaha… you gotta get past the eggshell to get to the good stuff — as with the good things in life, they don’t come easily.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Dear Candace, a little eggshell won’t stop me 😎
      I read your energetic About post. It was bubbly!
      Yesterday I traveled to Vancouver to see my parents. It’s much more populated than my small city, oh the traffic. I saw a lot of unhappiness in the aggressive driving. I hope self driving cars will change that. What do you think?

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      • Haha.. thank you.

        Funny you should say that about the driving — Just earlier this morning I read a blog post about “slowing down” in life and even literally on the road — a practice I started earlier this year.

        Only when I started to drive slower, calmer, and more peaceful, did I realise how many drivers out there don’t. It came to me that we drive based on how our minds — a noisy mind equals an aggressive driver, whereas a peaceful mind equals a calm driver. I suppose you can say it’s linked to happiness.

        P.S. I’m happy you made a visit to see your parents 😀


  4. Nemorino says:

    We used to save our egg shells, crush them up just a bit and throw them to the chickens, who would come running over to find them and gobble them up. Apparently they crave egg shells because of the calcium.

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