Diet changes and doctors are making me crazy! Have you eaten mashed potatoes or rice without salt? Why bother!
Okay, so I tried adding garlic and onion to more foods to punch them up a bit. Unfortunately, I'm not the most creative cook in the house, and proportions elude me.
Do you have any idea how many things have caffeine in them? If being bloated from water retention and tired isn't enough, a new study just came out about the healthy benefits of caffeine. The rest of the world is being encouraged to ingest nature's stimulant and diuretic, and I'm missing out on chocolate and Cherry Coke.
I was surprised that this was the easiest sacrifice. Okay, maybe not easy, but it sure makes breathing easier for me. After almost eliminating milk products, now I feel their effects almost immediately when I give into temptation.
Here's the real kicker. Last week I was doing a little shopping for a new outfit for a couple of "dressy" occasions coming up. Do you remember when I got all excited because my colleague thought I was losing weight? I was looking forward to trying on dresses.
I have had all the best intentions since the beginning of the year. God's been cracking some doors to new adventures. It would be terrific to feel good, and look better. But my best efforts with changing personal diet habits don't seem to be making any difference.
What's a gal to do?
Why would the Creator of the Universe care about my health, or my weight? Why should He care that I'd really like a new, "dressy" outfit? Or that I get tired of bland food or not enjoying what I do eat? Surely, God's got a lot more important things on His mind then my crazy.
And then He draws me back to His Word. His Son told His disciples, " You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it." (John 14:14 NIV) Did He say ANYTHING? As in making health a higher priority than my taste buds? And believing Him for the best outfit for my body and my budget?
What works for me is to ask myself what I believe God's good plan for my life is. Then I have to ask what His plan requires of me. It may not require me to look good, but it definitely demands the best health possible.
What does God have in store for you? What does His plan require of you? I don't know about you, Dear Reader, but this is hard stuff for me. Are we brave enough to be transparent? Do we dare to take God at His Word? Come on, let's give it a try!
Join me over at Mary's blog and Holley's website this week where I'll also be posting.