Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Here's to being Healthy

One of my prayers for 2010 was to find God's will for my life for this year. One thing that He has showed me is to eat and live healthy. There is a difference between dieting and living healthy. We need a life change, not just a short fix.

My darling husband is a meat and potato man. So this may be challenging at times. Thank the Lord 2 out of 3 of the children love to eat healthy. Collin is like me. I love all meats & breads, most fruit and very few veggies. I've been praying that God will change my taste palate.

I am so thankful to my friend, Holly for telling me about 2 wonderful tools that will help us all. The 1st is Sparkpeople.com . It is a free online site that has wonderful recipes, exercise tips, etc. The 2nd one is The Sneaky Chef. You add puree veggies to your meals. I've made a few of these recipes and truly, you can't taste the added veggies. I added it to our turkey chili and my hubby said that it was the best batch yet. (He has no idea, unless he reads this.)

One thing that the kids love is "this and that in a tin". Finger food in a fun muffin tin. I got these and never had success at making anything in them, so we used them for serving food.

This is going to be a gradual change. Add a few things here, take away a few things there.

There are a few friends of mine that are planning to take this journey along with me. Andrea shared this with me.
2 Chronicles 32:7-8
7Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

8With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

I've been searching for verses on God's power and how it's so much greater than anything we can ever imagine. I have no will POWER when it comes to food so it has to be His! He's here with us to fight our battles and sometimes a cookie feels like the king of Assyria's army!
Kindred Spirits think alike. That is just what I needed when she sent it. Through prayer and daily quiet time, I know God will help me do His will.

If you are taking this journey as well, let me know. I would love to pray for you. I know that is the key to success.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with ya, girl! Somehow, I just avoided a Hershey Bar...gotta be that POWER workin'!