Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Week One - Side Two

I've been thinking of the Israelites who were released from the bondage of Egypt. All they had to do was follow...And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; (Exodus 13:21-22, KJV)

I've been praying and praying for the Lord to guide me and give light to my situation. I've been asking for guidance with my eating. Here are a couple of my notes...

• eat slower (reminding myself "eat like a lady" LOL)
... mind your manners: Don't gobble your food, don't talk with your mouth full. And don't stuff yourself; bridle your appetite (Proverbs 23:1-3, MSG)

• only eating when hungry
When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat, and when I was thirsty, you gave me something to drink. (Matthew 25:35, KJV)

It is getting easier :) On January 1st and 2nd I was always hungry; probably because I ate so much over the holidays and my stomach was saying, "hey send down some more shortbread"! I basically had to do a "mini fast" just so I could grasp the feeling of really being hungry.

At our house we don't have a set breakfast and lunch time which makes it easier to eat by my stomach clock instead of the clock on the wall. My only obstacle has been 4:00! I know I've got to get dinner on the table at around 5:30, so if I eat at 4:00 I'll miss out on the blessing of enjoying food as a family. So now when 4:00 hits and I'm truly hungry I just have a little slice of cheese and a cracker, with maybe a splash of juice. That totally helps. Getting my dinner prepared immediately after I eat my lunch also helps.

4:00 is also the perfect time to work on my 52 Pick Me Up cards.

Have a wonderful Tuesday! I'm looking forward to Thursday as we begin our week two :)

Lots of love,


  1. Andrea, I wanted you to know that I am totally following your blog. I won't be actively participating until after CHA b/c I am way overcommitted, but I will be checking in on you and "using" your inspiration to help me. God is already working wonders in my life in the last couple of days. Thanks so much for doing this... I needed it! Aubrey

  2. I totally hear you re: the mid afternoon cravings! But your solution is great too--work on the 52 pick me up cards. :0) May have to do that myself!

  3. Andrea,
    Thanks for your comment about my card on my blog! Your card is Great too!

    Artful Blessings,

  4. Hi there - I haven't yet joined flicker but here is the link to my blog that has my cards on it. Thanks for the project will enjoy watching your journey and participating with the cards. http://chookyschirps.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/52-pick-me-up/