Stopping the Binge

Monday was a day to get up early and get Cinderella to her gardening class.  I’ll have to admit that her little garden plot looks better than anything I have growing around the house.

My running has shifted to evenings now that our running group is meeting.  We meet at 7:00 pm, so I have also shifted all of my meals.  I cannot eat a meal more than three hours before running.  Breakfast has now become brunch.  Lunch and dinner are now “linner,” and I eat a very late supper somewhere around 8:30 or 9:00 pm.

Since Cinderella had her class and we often don’t get back until after lunch, I fixed my breakfast and took it with me.  I waited as long as I could stand to eat it, but I woke up hungry Monday morning–most likely because I went to bed hungry Sunday night.

We stopped at the grocery store on the way home to get groceries.  The refrigerator was completely empty after going out of town the week before, so it was a big haul.  And, of course, I let Cinderella talk me into buying a few things I normally wouldn’t.

I was starting to get hungry again by the time we got home right after noon.  I knew this was bad news since my next meal wasn’t scheduled until 4:00 pm.  Cinderella opened the treats I let her pick out–a few chocolate covered raisins from the bulk section of the store and a bag of Pirate’s Booty we found in the clearance section.

I was curious about our unexpected purchases, so I gave them a taste.  And then I mindlessly ate another, and another, and another.  I was putting food away in more ways than one.

Then my mind said, “STOP!  What are you doing?  You’d be better off eating a whole other meal instead of binging on this junk!”  I immediately stopped and fixed myself a healthy snack that would hold me over until 4:00.

This, my friends, is monumental!  Why?  Because never before has my mind reacted in such a way.  Never before have I been mindlessly stuffing my pie hole only to have my brain wake up and yell, “STOP!”

What do I think precipitated this?  I have only made one change to my eating habits.  I am following a food plan, planning all of my meals ahead of time, and weighing my food.  This sounds like a lot of work, but it’s really not.  This has taken a load off of my mind as far as thinking about food, what I’m going to eat, when, was it the right amount, etc.  I have been eating three meals a day, so I think that eating outside of this framework made red flags start popping up.

We have to have food to survive.  It’s everywhere, and marketers are intentionally manufacturing foods that are addictive and appeal to all of our senses.  We can give up certain foods, but we can’t give up eating all together to break the addiction.  It’s easy to see why controlling our food intake (at least in this country) may be one of the most difficult hurdles for a large portion of the population.

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
I Corinthians 10:31

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What Does “Natural” Really Mean?

Last week I was in my local Sam’s store when I came across a couple of young ladies giving out samples. Actually, they saw me and asked me to come over and try their wares. Their wares were mini frozen pizzas of different flavors that you could heat up for just a few minutes in the oven or just a few seconds in the microwave oven. These were being pushed as an “all natural,” healthy snack to feed your family.

When I heard the words “all natural” I almost burst out laughing. I can think of all kinds of “all natural” things that aren’t necessarily good for me and that I don’t want to put in my mouth.

The truth is that the FDA has not come up with a definition of the word “natural.” When it comes to our food, manufacturers can put “natural” on their box, and it can mean just about anything.  Don’t be fooled.

 

 

Book Ends, the Movie

Here’s a short movie (about 15 minutes) made by young man from our church. It has a great ending and is well worth your time.

Planned Parenthood President: Life Begins at Delivery

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Planned Parenthood President: Life Begins at Delivery

Jeremiah 1:5 begins, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, . . .”

All of our days are ordained long before we are even born.  From Psalm 139:

“13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.”

As humans can we discern, decide, or even comprehend when life truly begins?  Clearly, God recognizes us and knows us before we were even formed–formed by Him.  Who are we to determine when life begins?  Clearly, we cannot delineate a precise point in time which life begins or in which God recognizes our life.  However, the prideful, all-knowing humanist thinks he can determine these things.  The goal is to keep pushing the date back.  The whole idea is to make life meaningless and of no value.  That will pave the path to all kinds of ideologies such as abortion at any stage during and after pregnancy, euthanasia, etc.

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We live in a world that is dying from truth deprivation.

“We live in a world that is dying from truth deprivation.”

Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview by Israel Wayne

By Lori Camper

Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate Free Live Streaming

Don’t miss the FREE live streaming of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate.  The debate starts at 7:00 pm ET.  Set your alarm!

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Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate Tomorrow Night

Watch FREE live streaming of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm ET.  Homeschoolers, this could be an addition to your regular studies.

By Lori Camper

My Tweets for January 31, 2014

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— Lori (@chiggers9) January 30, 2014

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— Lori (@chiggers9) January 30, 2014

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Lisa Farmer’s Infamous Crap Dip?

Thanks to spell check, many people can no longer or never really learned to proofread their work. Rarely does a day go by that you can browse the news reports without finding something misspelled, words left out, or sentences that don’t even make sense. I don’t expect error-free work from personal blogs, but I do expect it from professional news sources. It is sad that quality in everything has plummeted, and what’s even sadder is how it has become acceptable.

Feast your eyes on Lisa Farmer’s Infamous Crap Dip which was posted by a local news station this morning.

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Of course, if you check the ingredients, you’ll find that this is a recipe for crab dip. That sounds much more appetizing.

I have a friend that once worked for a small-town newspaper.  I remember her telling me how they would come up with their own comical headlines for many of the stories that were yet to be published in the newspaper.  This was all well and good until one headline failed to get corrected before the newspaper was published.

Now, I can’t help but wonder if this was truly a typo or if it is a headline that didn’t get corrected before it was published.

My Tweets for January 29, 2014

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