Monday, October 18, 2010
Some of the goodies we have enjoyed include sweet corn, tomatoes, red beets, carrots, green beans, cantaloupe, squash and watermelon - either from our garden or those of neighbors. God has been good with His wonderful provisions!
This summer I started a diet to help lose weight and lower my cholesterol. And I am learning how to eat a different way. A better way. Do you realize we can eat items that have no food value whatsoever for our bodies? There are lots of products sitting on shelves in our supermarkets that we buy and eat - that actually are not good for our bodies.
My doctor gave me a wake up call when he said "To work off just one of those chocolates that don't melt in your hand - just one - you would have to run as fast as you can the length of a football field as if your life depended on it." I don't know if it is factual but he got his point across. I think twice now before I eat dessert. How many miles should I walk to work off these calories I didn't need or how many minutes do I want to spin on my stationery bike?
I don't think I have ever eaten as many veggies and fruits as I have the past few months. Now, when I head to the grocery store, I stop at the produce section first - although the bakery is really tempting at times. My husband especially loves fruit so this has helped my change in lifestyle. And I have discovered that they are quite good and filling. Red, yellow and orange peppers are delightful in salad, blueberries are a nice addition to my oat cereal and I eat an orange each evening. I have a feeling my body is rejoicing!!!