Another lesson learned, Romans 14:17

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Last week I spent four mornings helping teach crafts at my church's Vacation Bible School. I had a light breakfast before I went out each day because I always start out that way. But when I got there, the teacher I was working with went and got me half an everything bagel with cream cheese, coffee, and a cup of fruit. That was so nice of her, as I couldn't maneuver my wheelchair to the house with the food set up, and besides, I just LOVE emoticon bagels. Even though I wanted to,I just couldn't say "No!" As a result, my food plan was off on the wrong foot each day, and I just couldn't seem to get it right after that. I didn't go crazy, just got careless and stopped counting. So another valuable lesson learned: I'm a creature of habit and when my train gets off track there's sometimes just no getting it back again, which is why I have found that the stricter I am, the better off I am. Then, yesterday was a luncheon at my handicapped group, and that involved 5 foot heroes, served in individual slices, of course! emoticon
So today the Good Lord got me back on track with the timely reminder of Romans 14:17, "For the Kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy /Spirit. Somehow when God speaks I tend to listen!! I didn't feel well when I was overeating last week, and i prayed for divine healing. I think my answer is clear. Don't know if its scripture or not, but it's certainly true that God helps those that help themselves. Today I'm totally back on track, and hopefully not too much damage was done.
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    I also do better with a strict diet. Moderation is NOT in my vocabulary. I threw that "diet" word out long ago b/c once I flip the switch, I can't turn it off. I have to keep reminding myself of how GOOD I feel when I'm eating on my plan. And how weird & bloated I feel when I'm not. I'm learning to listen to my body more. It's hard, b/c I've ignored it's cries for so long that I'm just learning what they sound/feel like now that I'm 40+.

    May the Lord bless your day today.
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    Hi Patty, I know how hard it is to pass on eating something almost literally "put under our nose" I'm still a long time work in progress Lady myself. It's great you helped in the children's vacation Bible School. I'm sure you are good at that and loved your time with the kids. I have many fond memories of when I was in Vacation Bible School way back when. I'm proud of you for putting your "Big Girl Pants" on and getting on track again. Wishing you a wonderful new week of healthy choices and feeling good. Keep taking good care of yourself, if we don't who the heck is going to do it for us emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I think it was good that you recognized those extra calories, and you probably compensated for them later....great scripture!
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    Your mindful of what you were eating, even if you did get off track and that helps a lot with getting it evened out.
    emoticon The verse was a great one.
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