Thursday, September 18, 2008

This and that

I just wanted to let you know that my hubby got home early this morning. :)
Thank you for your prayers.
He was able to help out some family and make a little money.
He was also able to help our son get some stuff under control and was with him when he went Monday to join the Navy.
I actually think that this is going to be a good thing for Michael.
So I am glad he made this move.

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If you are interested-- the following are a few things I am learning in the study I am doing.

1. God created our bodies to tell us when we need fuel and how much we need. Just like we don't fill up our car when it is already full...we should not fill up our tanks when our stomach is not empty. With gas the price it is now you can be certain we won't waste gas and money by overflowing our gas tanks. The same with our bodies. To eat beyond contentment or full.... it causes us to waste money and store fat.

2. When our blood sugar drops under a certain level it lets our body know that we need more fuel. The stomach begins to produce acid...which then leads to hunger signals. You may have a burning sensation, hollow feeling, stomach growl. These sensations occur below the rib cage.
We should not ignore these sensations......just like we don't ignore the fact that our body needs to breathe. If we are in a situation where we can not eat at that moment-after 10 to 15 minutes the feelings will pass. You body will then pull fat from the body for fuel. \0/ Feelings of hunger will return in about 45 minutes. Don't ignore these feelings for long.....it tends to lead to over eating when you do sit down to eat.

3. When it is time to sit down and eat watch how much you put on your plate. You might even want to use a salad plate. EAT SLOWLY! Put your fork down between bites and take a sip of drink between bites. It takes your body at least 15 minutes to notify your blood that it has gotten fuel. Pay attention to your stomach. When you feel content or politely full....STOP!
If you put in more than your body is calling for......it will be stored as fat.
Bottom line.......SLOW DOWN!

4.Here is something interesting.
Have you ever noticed how great food tastes when you are really hungry?
Have you ever noticed that when you are full or stuffed that you can keep hunting around your plate for that same great taste but, you can't find it?
That is because God has created our taste buds to help us out.
When we are hungry they are "awake" but, when we get full they will shut down.
Think about that the next time you eat and see if it is not true.

That is it for now.
What I know to be true......... food is not bad. He created it. Of course I am not talking about all the chemicals they are putting into some of our food.
When I consistently eat more than my body needs......I get a clear picture of what is in my heart. Scripture says that it is not what goes in a man that pollutes him...but rather what comes out of the heart.

Mark 7:14-23 (New International Version)

Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. 15Nothing outside a man can make him 'unclean' by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him 'unclean.' "[a] 17After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18"Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him 'unclean'? 19For it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods "clean.") 20He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' 21For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.' "

As usual-- your thoughts are welcome. :)

9 comments:

Alisun said...

First I am glad your hubby is home safe with some green too.
Congrats to your son that was probably not a easy choice to make I am glad you have peace.
Love the sharing on the food, Um ya like I have a dinner out with some girlfriends tonight and this is sound wisdom for a night that might lead to overindulging.
Thanks for sharing Sharon.

Tracy said...

No wonder you didn't answer the phone this morning. Glad Keith made it home safe. I am having a late lunch and read this as I was eating left over pizza. Talk about good timing. It made me slow down and think. Also, just in time for Kaitlyn's, "So Much Chocolate......
So Little Time" party.

Love

luvmy4sons said...

Good stuff! Very interesting. Great things to know about your body and eating. I sure hope the Navy helps your son...prayers for you and your family!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Great news about your hubby and your son! I'm glad he's heading in the right directioN!

This was great, sharing what you've learned. Please keep on. I'm back on track getting this weight off and this really helped reading this, it probably helped you writing it out too, so keep on!!! =)

Vicki said...

Hey Sharon! I'm driving by some my favorite peep's blogs to drop off a special delivery: BIG HUGS!! Just reading your post made me hungry,though. I've been ignoring those hunger pangs...heehee...

love you bunches,
v.

MelanieJoy said...

#1. Ouch #2. hummmm
Good stuff. Going to let my sister read.
Glad Keith made it home safe.

Regina said...

As always prayers for you and your family.
Glad your husband made it home alright and I'm glad that your son is starting this wonderful leg of his life journey!

Sandy said...

We wish Michael the best. Ryan's friend joined the Navy and will be headed up to the Naval Boot camp at Great Lakes Training Center on October 9th.
We are very proud of our men in the military and may the Lord be with them.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Glad Keith is home! Nice that he could be with Michael when he signed up.

What you said about eating is so true. We need food for fuel, not comfort. Tough to stick to that though!