Food is a very contentious aspect in life. But, I do think we need to take responsibility for how we eat, what we eat and the driving forces that lead us to consume way more than is necessary.
I battle with my weight. Ever since Baby Girl’s arrival on this planet, I have battled with my weight. Before her arrival, I was slender, and well toned. Now, I’m just fat. Well, truth be told, it’s not my weight I battle with – that’s just the result. I battle with eating. I can’t stop. Even… Continue reading Eat. As Jesus did.
DAY 6: FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS EAT BEFORE THINKING
Thought for the Day: It’s possible to muster up the occasional gumption to avoid the slippery slope of compromising a diet. But more often than not, we need measures of accountability. For me, one of the most effective accountability measures has been mutually tracking progress with a friend.
I love the song by the Supremes that says, “Stop, in the name of love, before you break my heart. Think it over.” Who would have thought this classic tune could apply to so much more than a girlfriend warning her wayward beau? Contained within the melody is a powerful statement that applies to many areas of our life: Think it over. I wonder how many bad choices and severe consequences could have been averted if that three-word statement had been applied.
DAY NINETEEN: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY
Let’s talk food again today. It’s one of our favorite subjects in modern-day America. It’s everywhere. Food is highly accessible for us and abundantly available. Yet we still have homeless and hungry people in America. Weird, huh? What’s that about?
It’s not about food, it’s about the heart.
I can’t comment on America – but I can comment on South Africa. Did you know that South Africa is listed as one of the fattest third world countries? Think about that for just a minute. Poor, impoverished people – who have very little money, clothing or housing – are considered to be one of the fattest nations in the world. Now that is scary. Firstly, I think it is because fast food, unhealthy food, and breads are cheap. They are easily affordable by most people. But, also, I think our (I say our, because this so refers to me as well) priorities are skewed. It is seen as a status symbol to buy KFC or McDonald’s. And its convenient. South Africa doesn’t really have healthy fast food alternatives…
Today, I am grateful for: The most delicious lamb chops we had for dinner last night. It has been such a long time since we’ve had red meat and it was a real treat. Thank you to my husband. And I am grateful for the fact that my husband loves to cook and he is really good… Continue reading #21DAYSOFTHANKS – DAY 7