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That was a hard day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yesterday morning I woke up feeling so full of energy but only a few hours later I totally tanked--to the point where I was nearly immobile. I simply had no energy for anything I tried to do, even things I normally love doing. Luckily Mondays are my one day off per week so I spent about half of the day just lounging around, but I was concerned that if I kept feeling a lack of energy I might have to add things back into my diet that I don't think, in the long run, are good for me--like caffeine. Caffeine is fine for some, but for me it's poison. It's helps for a short spell and this always comes back to bite me.

But then I realized that I have put my body through a kind of shock therapy over the last few days. I have gone from eating a lot of junk, with an occasional serving of fruits and veggies, to eating no junk and a full regimen of fruits and veggies, as well as other healthy foods and drinks.

My wife and I watched the movie "Super Size Me" the other day, where this guy ate McDonalds three meals per day for 30 days. By day 21 his body was doing so poorly that three doctors pleaded with him to stop what he was doing. They said that his symptoms looked much like that of an alcoholic and that if he didn't stop he could do irrepparable damage to himself.

Wow! I haven't been eating McDonalds three times per day, but I've been eating a lot of junk for a long time and now that I've changed my habits my body may just be reeling from the effects--and simultaneously loving it!

I felt groggy this morning again but then went on a brisk 15-mile bike ride and for whatever reason my body snapped out of it. Thank God!

One way or the other I'm going to keep pushing through the transition and hope for the best.

  


A Foundational Discipline

Monday, March 23, 2009

I've been thinking this morning about how foundational to all of life healthy eating is. Everything else I am doing, and want to do, depends on having energy and a clear mind, both of which are fed or starved by my eating habits. Unhealthy eating is so self-defeating, but the psychology of it can be over-powering.

So, my prayer today is that the Lord will help me honor him by stewarding this body well. That he'll help me overcome the psychological impulses I have to undermine His desires for my life as well as my own.

  


Off to a Good Start

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Well, I've been at my new "diet" for three days now and it's gone very well. I already feel more energetic and clear headed. I only hope I can keep this up for a lifetime!

  


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