Monday, May 22, 2006

Are there Kisses in heaven!

I love to eat, I think I always have. I am not really over-weight but enough to be concerned. When I was younger I think that my body just accepted my sometimes poor eating habits, but not anymore. It seems that I can do well for a few days but it never lasts for too long. Well, not long enough anyways. I start to thinking about certain yummies and my will power just fades away. Hershey's Kisses are my most fav (this week) and I just love Chef Boyardees Pepperoni Pizza kits! I think I could eat the whole thing by myself! Oh, there are so many other weaknesses.

I have tried tons of different diets. Maybe it is the word "diet" . I have done the low carb, high protein diet, but that gets really boring. And Slim-Fast, talk about boring. I have tried diet pills, the newest is Hoodia. I have done Weight Watchers and did really well on that on until Christmas came along, and now I just can't get back into it and it is already the end of May. Go figure! I tried the low fat, burn fat diet and all it did was burn me out. I joined the YMCA (still a member paying the monthly payments), but I just never try to find the time to go.

I am thinking that the "Nude Beach Diet" will be a good one. Have you heard of it? No? Well, pretty simple actually, you sit on the nude beach, fully clothed, of course, and watch all the nude sunbathers. You either observe and feel really great about yourself or you achieve that motivation to never eat again. Could become pretty popular I think!

Anyways, I was talking to my Mom on the phone today about how tired I have been feeling lately, when we hung up I realized that maybe I am so tired because I really am not eating well. I can either go till after lunch without eating or start eating at breakfast and not stop till after dinner. That's not good! No wonder I am so pooped! And I also realize that unless I want to get as big as a Macy's Day balloon, I better get this under control. So, I am gonna start excercising, gonna use that gym membership.

Throughout all of struggles with weight, the Lord has tried to remind me that He wants to be my food. But obviously, I haven't listened. Why can't I just rely on Him? I have done that in other areas of my life why not this one too? Some days I let Him fill me up with the peace and power He provides, but other days I just want to run to the junk food cabinet. (Again!) I realize that it is gonna be a daily battle to let Jesus be my Bread of Life. Sometimes it is so much easier to run to a friend, turn on the TV, grab a Snickers, than it is to turn to the Lord and tell him what I need. Yes, I know that He already knows what I need but He is just waiting for me to ask. He wants to help work on my problems with me together!

Matthew 4:4---Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man
does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of

So as of this moment, my prayer is that I will hunger for the Lord more than I hunger for earthly food. That I will get as excited about diving into His word as I do about eating. That I will commit my body to Him and let Him fulfill that hunger craving in me.

One last thing----Lord, I hope that there are Kisses in heaven!


Lori said...

Me, too!!

Carrie K. said...

Oh, I can relate. I joined Weight Watchers in October, and did fairly well, but have stalled lately. And I know why: I've been dealing with some health issues that have me anxious and a little depressed, and eating has always been my preferred method of comforting myself. I thought I had gotten past that, but not yet. I'll be praying for you as you work on this in your life, too.

Carol said...

Great prayer! One we should all be praying.

The trouble with the word "diet" is everyone wants to associate it with weight loss secondary to culinary deprivation. What we SHOULD see it as is how we eat every, single day of our lives. We should always eat a sound, nutritious diet.

Nude beach diet? Sounds more like you'd lose weight from hurling everything you eat, if you sat there long enough. I don't think I could handle it.

Amy said...

I'm sure there will be Kisses in Heaven!!

Mom said...

Stressed spelled backwards...Yep, that's me. You know the "stressed" that Jackson brought to our Mother's Day dinner..the gallon of orange vanilla ice cream, the 12 ice cream sandwiches, the key lime pie, and of course the turtle pie. He must have known I was going to need them this past week! Well, they're not here anymore, well, actually they're still around, around my middle and around my bottom, etc., etc. I think your solution is the only way to go. The Bread of Life. Just give me Jesus. Let's try it and see how we do. Want to be my accountability partner? Love, Mom

Angie said...

You got it Mom! You and we go. Anyone else wanna join?

flipflop said...

Kisses in heaven! Sounds great to me!

Sandy T. said...

Girl, you ain't seen nothing til you've seen my gut. I just hide it well. I squeeze myself into pants that really don't fit! I have tried to diet as well, but temptations always get the best of me. But if people don't like what they see, they don't have to look! As long as you are happy with yourself, so be it! The being tired thing, I'm right there with ya! I don't eat healthy either. I am a big junk food junkie! Sure I know I should eat healthy but I have no power.... Too bad! I'm gonna eat what I want, when I want. So what if when I am 30 it all catches up with me! LOL!!

erinlo said...

Thank you, Angi for your sweet comment on my blog. It really meant a lot to me.

And I am SO with you on the whole diet thing. Lately, I'm so obsessed with it I fear it is becoming more important to me that the "Bread of Life." Lord, forgive us!!!

Hang in there. I'm sure you look great. It's just hard to tell that to our own hearts.