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Gluttony

Monday, January 07, 2013

Definition
Habitual eating to excess.

Basically this means that we practice self service when we practice gluttony. We focus on the food to solve our problems. We eat because it makes us feel good. We eat to celebrate happiness, sorrow, contentedness. We keep stuffing our mouths looking for an answer. We practice gluttony because it is instant gratification. The problem is over and over again we stuff our faces only to feel horrible, fat, we feel like a failure. After awhile we start feeling physically and mentally ill. Body aches, fatigue, depression and mood swings. Our bodies start to create diseases from all that toxic food. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, Diabetes... Our bodies start storing toxins from sugar, caffeine, alcohol, junk food, fast food, chemicals, additives....And the list goes on and on. Not to mention the excess fat that accumulates on our bodies. This makes us feel worse! Now step back and take a look at the list sugar, caffeine, alcohol, junk food, fast food, chemicals, additives. Each and every one of those things are toxic to us. The problem is when we eat them our bodies react with the release of endorphins (Hormones that produce euphoria and a feeling of well being). The problem is it never lasts. It usually only lasts for a few minutes. This is something the food manufactures engineer these foods in order to get that reaction. How many times have you seen a fast food commercial showing a healthy athlete, beautiful models, children, people with over elated happy faces? Also, how many times have you heard that it's okay to have fast food once in awhile. Every waking hour we are bombarded with signals telling us it's okay, go ahead eat this food because it will bring us happiness. In all reality, someone is getting rich on our gluttony and over indulgence.

How many times have you started your day with good intentions. Telling yourself you are going to "eat healthy"? Like eating fruits and veges. We start off the day right then midway we look down at the carrot stick and tell ourselves that we need something more satisfying. What do we do? We tell ourselves, "Just one cookie won't hurt because I've been eating right for the first half of the day." We try and rationalize why allow ourselves foods that produce instant gratification. AND DON'T FORGET TOXICITY! Low and behold, here we go again........

Do you see a pattern here?

Then we try again and again and again only to go right back to square one.

Soooooo.......

With all this stuff to think about. What are your thoughts?

I am learning that my body is my responsibility and no one elses. There are NO outside sources out there that are going to help my well being. It comes from within. Sure we have ways to help us make healthy choices. There are lots of positive things out there that help us to take care of ourselves but these are all outside sources. IT'S COMPLETELY UP TO YOU TO CHANGE. Now don't get me wrong, Some of the stuff we have access to are extremely beneficial to us. Like Sparks. This is an awesome place and I think my lucky stars that I am part of this community.

Now ask yourself, "Is my body full of toxins?" I think you know the answer. What can you do about it? First all, turn off the television commercial of that beautiful girl who is a size 3 taking a huge bite out of a greasy and toxic hamburger. It's NOT okay to eat that stuff at ANY time!

You're probably telling yourself, "This lady is nuts!" "How can I possibly give it all up?"

The answer is, If you wanna live life in misery because of the damage you are doing TO YOURSELF go right ahead and keep doing it.

Or....You can start RIGHT NOW! To do something about it. Now I know there's no way it can be done in one day. We've told ourselves we are going to take "Baby steps". HA! That was just and invitation for me eat.

It's been almost 3 years since I have had fast food. THIS IS GOD'S HONEST TRUTH! HA! That's a few hundred dollars that have stayed in my pocket and NOT in some persons pocket that is taking advantage of us.

Thanks for reading today's ramblings.

PEACE!
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SPARKLISE 1/11/2013 1:22PM

    True that fast food is not good for you,but for me to say i'm never going to have any ever again is not realistic.
With a husband that loves to eat at fast food places and likes to travel on a whim, sometimes I just have to make the best of what is available.
A lot of time it's not only the food we consume that is very bad but the quantity of food we take in.
Last week we went to the restaurant and I took a plate of chicken wings, some cheesy rolled up "thingy"(can't remember what it was!) with a side of guacamole,and a corn bread.
I had 3 chicken wings, a few of the cheesy stuff and because I had started feeling full, I had the corn bread.
What was left of my meal, I doggie bagged it and sent it home with my daughter.
It was not healthy food in the least, but it was a treat, and I did not feel deprived,and since I listened to my hunger cues, I was not over full.
And if we would go someplace like McDonalds, I would have a hamburger instead of a Big Mac(my very favorite burger),a small fry and a water(or pop depending on my mood).
The thing is, fastfood is ok if it's a once in a while treat, not a staple every day or every other day.
I'd rather eat at home than a fast food place-and it's not because I don't like fast food emoticon ,I just know it's not good for me and I choose not to go often.
Keep up the good work!
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BROADBRUSH 1/7/2013 4:18PM

    as you know - there are SEVEN DEADLY SINS and gluttony is one of them. excesses of any kind are an abomination of what God/Nature (whom so ever you believe in) intended for us to do with our most precious possession - OUR BODIES. we live in them yet we treat our cars better. we would never put in the wrong fuel or drive with flat tires etc.
i was raised by a very sensible mom who reminded me that only ONE life and ONE body to a customer.
please think before you abuse YOU. it is not worth it - we live in a culture of ENTITLEMENT where people just DON'T STOP - drinking and other drugs, food, consumerism - shopping spending etc. we all have to just look at ourselves and be honest - so much will be solved.
you will be ok - you have support here - and hopefully someone in your corner at home. this year will be a wonderful year if you believe in yourself. you are worth more than you know. BB

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LARISSA238 1/7/2013 3:09PM

    I need to read this every day. I'm a fast food addict. I have a serious problem with eating it. I have dipped into my savings just for fast food. I guess I should talk to my therapist about it next time I see her. She knows about it, but I need to come up with coping strategies. It doesn't help that Geo is almost always willing to drive me to get some. I can't drive, so I depend on him for that. he's just as addicted as I am, so it takes a lot for him to say no to me as well.

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