How important is food?
Sunday, March 03, 2013
I am alllmmmoooosssttt there. 3.6 lbs left to lose. I became a member of Sparkpeople on Feb 12, 2010. It has been a little over 3 years now. I have got to say I can't hardly believe I have stuck with something for 3 years! I know even when I do reach my goal, it is NOT over! Then it will be a matter of weight maintenance for the rest of my life!
I 'think' I am starting to feel a little relief from my sugar fasting. I mean the cravings are not as bad. I know I am on the right track though my body wants to continually remind me what I am missing out on. I mean the joys and delights of a donut, or piece of cake. I just have to keep telling myself that I really am doing the right thing, and it will pay off!
I am not sure what version of the bible this is out of, but it makes sooo much sense regarding my own struggles with weight...
I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren't good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I'll refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can't easily stop when I want to. For instance, take the matter of eating. God has given us an appetite for food and stomachs to digest it. But that doesn't mean we should eat more than we need. Don't think of eating as important, because some day God will do away with both stomachs and food.
1 Corinthians 6:12-13
I mean Christ really hasn't said NO Faline, you can't have that piece of cake. BUT is it good for me? and even though I am allowed to eat it, I realize that for me personally, it does get such a grip on me that I can't easily stop. I should not think of eating as important. That piece of cake is not important and I don't have to eat it. Though my body, my flesh, tries to tell me it is the road to some sort of happiness, it is not important. I don't NEED it and I shouldn't eat more than I really need. AMEN!