Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A weighty issue...

On my mind today is what God has in mind for our physical bodies. God has called us to take care of our bodies as a temple for him.

I find myself struggling all the time because I love to eat and need to lose some weight.
I've tried Weight Watchers and done very well with it, problem is that I miss so many of the foods I love so much and honestly, most of them are healthy foods but by WW standards something that you can have very little of. Some examples of my food loves that I miss are nuts, oils and hearty wheat breads.

I recently started reading a new book by Joyce Meyer entitled "Look Great Feel Great: 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now. In the book she explains all the steps she's taken to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. She is open and honest about where her problems with her weight came from. She explains how important it is to take care of ourselves in all aspects of our
health, not just losing weight.

Some of the foods I mentioned before Joyce talks about. She talks of how these are good for you and how your body needs these foods. Hallelujah... I can eat them again!

Over the last week and a half I have started to adopt some of the ideas in her book and find that I am eating better and feeling better about my food choices. I'm satisfied when I'm done eating and don't feel guilty anymore when I have something healthy but not WW approved. When I'm satisfied I'm not grabbing for the things that aren't good for me that I would often grab for on while on WW. Sure I would write down the points, but so far I'm not craving them at all!

I'm by no means endorsing this book. It's simply something I picked up at the library thinking that it was probably like all the other weight loss/ health guides. I'm not yet finished with the book and want to implement some of her other ideas into my life, but I'm taking it slowly so I don't get overwhelmed with the changes and quit.

If you'd like to take a look at this book I did find it for you at ebay and and it's very inexpensive if you're interested in having one for yourself. I may talk about it more as I continue my journey to better health.

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