Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Days 362 - 363 - Making excuses
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.
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.