Sunday, July 21, 2013

Reluctant Rebel

There is one thing that I REALLY don't enjoy about being an "older" female. (some of you know what I mean and some of you might not...oh well) It's called belly fat. I eat the same, exercise more (well...I did until my arthritis has caused me to change my entire work out routine) and I continue to watch my midsection grow larger than the parts of me that are supposed to stick out! What's a girl old lady to do?
So, here it is Sunday night before the Monday that I decide to "do" something...again. My middle son (who reluctantly still lives with us until he enters the Air Force this fall) suggested that we go back to eating "close to the ground", so to speak. As we shared our thoughts with a friend last night, she suggested (again) the Whole 30 program. I feel discouraged. So, tonight I am making macaroni and cheese. Not total, bad macaroni and cheese - at least I am preparing the heart healthy version with whole wheat elbow macaroni and cottage cheese but shall I say "REBEL?" Yes! Regardless, I went to the grocery store and purchased fish (salmon and sole) and chicken along with asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, etc. You get the picture. I stayed on the outside edges of the store and the only "no-no" in my cart was Greek yogurt. hmf. Still uncertain and only halfheartedly into the family decision, the day is almost over and tomorrow I will begin to eliminate the things that cause my middle to puff out. We will see.


pam said...

I hear you. God is our ONLY hope....which I am clinging to because in my flesh I know only hopelessness.

Father, help us to turn to You when we want to give in to bad foods. Help us to crave You, give us verses to stand on. Be the strength that we don't feel on our own. You will bless the good choices, You will help us as we choose life. Help us to lay aside anything of the world as far as how we look. Help us to do our best. God we are weak....but You see our hearts. Help us to crave You more than the foods we love that are not so good for us. Get us through each day with good choices. We cry out to You Jesus, we can't do this alone....amen

Liz said...

Thank you, Pam! This was my morning prayer and then my scripture today was Matthew 6:8, ..."your Father knows what you need before you ask Him" The funny part is (sort of) that I read all the way into the fasting section in vs 16! Coincidence? I think not! :)