Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Days 362 - 363 - Making excuses

Christmas was a great time of being with family and receiving unexpected gifts from friends.  It was also, upon reflection, an opportunity to make excuses because I wanted to eat some of every goodie that was available.  I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings because they'd given me the gifts... I didn't want anyone to feel sad I couldn't eat the desserts (yeah right :)... and on and on... and so I ate, and so I got sick.

Silly me.  I've been paying for it since, and only began wanting to eat again today.  1 Corinthians 6:13 describes it well:   " You know the old saying, “First you eat to live, and then you live to eat”? Well, it may be true that the body is only a temporary thing, but that’s no excuse for stuffing your body with food...Since the Master honors you with a body, honor him with your body!" (The Message)

This spring my sister and I were in a situation which we felt had the potential to be abusive. She offered some excuses so we could avoid it and I'd responded I didn't any longer need an excuse to protect myself, and so we made the choice to leave.  It was the right thing to do.  Now I'm humbled to see the similarity in the overeating excuses and the failure to protect my body from abuse of improper eating.

It was a good lesson.  Painful, but good.

My youngest granddaughter has been happy to 'sign up' as my new trainer, and has me working out for an hour at a time.  Interesting how it hurts while I am stretching the muscles, can barely move the first few minutes after, and feel great a half-hour later.

Food photos: Christmas Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans.  Looks pretty simple, but one allergy foods and two no-nos on that little plate.  No photos of the piece of peach-cheesy pie, pecan cookies, chocolate-peanut butter cookies, or scoop of pumpkin ice cream.

OK -later - let's just have the green beans, no wait - some high protein pudding can't hurt (try chocolate heartburn and soy feels-like-a-brick in the stomach)

Then it felt good to eat nothing for a few days.

Breakfast Today - Cottage Cheese, raspberries, pecans (couldn't find the almonds in the fridge)

Lunch: Ham, Onion, Mozzerella Cheese, topped with Wild Thyme Cranberry-Raspberry spread.

 Tonight - Turkey burger with yummy cherries - ate half and saved half the turkey for tomorrow.

Gave Ken a Baked Potato - I still can't face those.

Think I'd better make soup tomorrow. 

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