This week’s weigh in showed a shedding of 1.4 pounds. I am pleased, and feeling such assurance of continued use of Cronometer. I think that my tendency is to latch onto things people expound, trying each and every one. I forget that I am not them, but me, and what God asks of me may be very different form that of others. So while I would love to be able to make work the whole “free sensible eating” and not counting calories, I personally just cannot. God is teaching me things “I cannot”, and I realize that I might learn them a lot faster (and benefit from the knowledge) if I was better in the obedience department?
Why am I more willing to try things that random people suggest than to do what God commands? When I put it out there in black and white, I think, ” Wow, do I really do that?” Yes, I do!!
So I am sticking with Cronometer for now. And that means sticking with foods I can track with the app, which is a double whammy of goodness. Yes, there are many restaurant entrees on there, and you can add anything that you can find the calorie count for. But that takes a touch longer, so I use that as a reason to eat at home and eat simple!
Michael Brown, in Breaking the Stronghold of Food, had a catchphrase that he kept in the front of his brain for those times when others were suggesting “he could.”
Others can, but I cannot.”
Others can eat only the food that fills them sensibly and stop. I cannot. I am not YET able to discern full soon enough to stop.
Others can eat a bit of everything with no negative consequences. I cannot. If I eat sugar in particular I have cravings for days and days and days. If I eat meat, I get migraine headaches, which are non-existent otherwise. Dairy makes my joints hurt.
Haha, and I can truly see how God is directing me to what I need to be eating by allowing these issues to arise! Some people say that is going too far in determining the desires of God, but I feel like each time my heart realizes certain parameters regarding food, it is God giving me information. I feel that God gives us info in the way it is best received. I can have a very hard head and even a harder heart, and I am so appreciative when God meets me where I will best understand.
Isn’t this the best refrigerator!! It makes me smile! It is a pic from @veganwhat’s Instagram page. Whenever I want raw encouragement, I just scroll this lovely page, where refrigerator photos abound!!
I think I have almost made the decision to have a RAW SUMMER. I feel best when I eat raw food. And the summer is the time of farmer’s markets and fresher produce. I have had raw summer’s in the past and ended the season feeling so much healthier. As I have said before, I do better in community, so I am hoping to gather some others to do the raw summer with me? Little Lovely has expressed interest in a shorter period of time that the whole summer, but I can hope that she will feel so wonderful she will want to continue.
But I need to determine that I have what it takes to do it even if I do it alone, right? The only way to convince myself that it will be healing is to do it. So I hope to get to that decisive point very soon. I have to wait to put the beginning and end times on the Rawsome Summer until I see if Little Lovely wants to join and when she wants to begin. Her summer starts earlier than I think of summer, as she is home before the middle of May. I tend to thing ‘June-July-August’ but I will be content with anything.
Keep ya posted! And if you might so desire to challenge yourself to a period of raw this summer, let me know and we will do it together!