Monday, January 24, 2011

If you are what you eat......

What does that make you??? My sister has said that and really -- think about it.

Ok, now what are you? Jack LaLanne just died. A while back though he was interviewed and explained that he once heard a heard a lecture by "pioneering nutritionist Paul Bragg who advocated the benefits of brown rice, whole wheat and a vegetarian diet". He so excited Jack LaLanne that he went to talk with him and spent an hour and a half chatting with him. Paul Bragg told Jack "You are a walking garbage can".

Wow, I can tell you about 4-5 years ago I could have been told the same thing. Processed foods (foods that some company puts together and all you have to do is throw it in the microwave or oven), refined sugars & flours. EEK!!! McDonalds was my friend! I had young children and a very busy life. I needed the drive through alot of the times. My husband travelled and well, drive thrus were so convenient. Ugh. Then I had my 3rd child. While I was breast feeding I had some problems that told me (actually my sister who is a holistic health counselor told me) that I had a yeast infection in my breast!! YUCK!! So began my journey. Man when I tried to rid myself of the yeast overgrowth I became REALLY sick. My body was going through a huge withdrawal. Yes -- your bodies are craving sugars & such just like they would a drug. Think about it??!! When you don't have your coffee/caffeine what happens? Headache? Shakes? When 2-3pm hit and you start getting sleepy, what do you go for??? Sugary things? Little mini pick me ups huh? Think about it. Give yourself a good talking to and get back to the way God wants you to eat. Yes, God. I believe that he put all the things on this earth that we need to nourish our bodies. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, and yes if you must eat meat make sure it's grass fed & free of all the antibiotics they give the animals. Just think about it. I'm not a professional at this. Just a woman who has been through the valley of horrible eating & no exercise. I have lost 40lbs (not baby weight) all together. Yes, I fluctuate and yes I do have times when I have have a bad thing. I can tell you that since I don't eat stuff like that normally I feel physically sick from putting it in my body. You will to. It's not good for you.

So, all my rambling. I have a challenge for you. Start with one thing. Add an apple to your breakfast. Don't take anything away yet. Just add something good to what you already do. Guess what? Eventually you will crave that and not the bad stuff.

Be Blessed & Healthy!!

Monday, January 17, 2011


I forgive you.

That can be a tough one for some people. Ah, most of the time I think I'm pretty good at it UNTIL someone gets me right in the heart. I'm a person that tends to run on emotion. Probably not good, I realize but I have to think that is the way God made me. What's that saying "fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice......" Yeah, I have let people tell me things and I want to trust them. I want to believe they are being honest with me and I go on with my life thinking that was the case. Then I get hit right in the heart. Nope, they didn't tell me the truth. Not only that but they made me think it was all my fault. It makes me sit back and question myself. Then I hear Gods still small voice. I need to forgive. He forgives me constantly. I turn around and want to throw things and call people names when they hurt me. No, I have to forgive them. I am. I am really working on it. I want to be a daughter my Father in Heaven can be proud of. It's hard. How many times do I have to do this??? what is it? Seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:22)

3 words. That's it. They can be hard sometimes. I picture what my Lord did for me and it makes it easier.

Thanks for "listening".
Be Blessed.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Just one of those days......

Have you just had one of those days? You know, where it starts out pretty good. Things are just close to perfect then SMACK!! You just feel like a MACK truck hit you head on and everything is turned upside down & inside out. Yeah, I just had one of those. I have a saying when I need to be a grown up "put your big girl panties on". Of course if you AREN'T acting like a grown up then you have your "little girl panties on". I know, I know. Silly right? Well, I won't get into how that came about. Anyway, I started out with my "big girl panties" and in a matter of 5 minutes the "little girl panties" were in place and she just took over. Yep, lost it. Completely lost it. Just when I think, yes, I'm going to get a grip. Nope, someone put grease on that ledge and I lost it again. It's those moments that I feel like God is the only thing that you can really hold on to fast and tight. Sometimes I can hear Him so clearly and other times, well, the frustration of WHERE IS HE??? Thankfully this time I felt His presence. But did I want to listen? Goodness! Why do we act like defiant children with Him sometimes? Just don't understand. So, when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and scraped myself up off the floor I got into His Word. Psalm 91:1-6 -- 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday. "

Wow, I could just go on and on. He protects us no matter what. It's still hard right? I know. My heart is still hurting, tears are still easy to come to the surface but He is with me. Cover me with "His feathers". "He IS my refuge & my fortress". I DO trust in Him. Sometimes I just need to remember to put on my "big girl panties" and remember this.

Thanks for letting me ramble. I hope this helps just one person know that you AREN'T alone. There are others of us out there that hit bottom sometimes and just can't seem to pick ourselves back up off the floor. The person we are in public isn't always what it appears to be.

Be Blessed. I know I am and I'm sure you are too. We have an awesome God.