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One Month Can Screw You

One month off from clean eating and proper scheduled exercise and it looks as though I have a beer belly.

I’m the either all or nothing type of girl.  Either I give it my all eating healthy and exercising properly and according to my schedule or I give it my all with compulsive over eating.  The latter has been winning – basically since, July 19th. I clearly remember lifting my shirt to show my dad my almost abs that day that we were going bike riding and got free burritos.  Since then, I have not had the desire to lift up my shirt for anyone.  My stomach is not what it used to be.  Not what it could be.  Today I was reading in John 7 and 8. In John 8: 3 – 11, there is an adulteress woman.  The Pharisees are like, Yo, Jesus, in Moses’ law it says that we can stone her because she is an adulterer; we even caught this floozy in the act! Should we stone her?  Jesus, being the awesome Jesus that He is, just stooped down and proceeded to write words in the dirt.  Just chill. Pharisees kept pestering Him, and thus He raised Himself up and said, “He who is without sin, let him throw the first stone.”  Then being the awesome dude/Christ that He is, just stooped down again and continued writing in the dirt.  All that heard were convicted (as they should be, as I was even by reading that) and left, leaving the woman un-stoned.   Eventually Jesus got up and saw that only the woman was left.  He was like, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And then Jesus is awesome again.  He simply can’t help it(: And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.

Yes, I had a reason for giving that little devotional.  What struck out to me was Go And Sin No More.  When we stuff our bodies with junk, we are sinning. My body, our body, is a temple.  Jesus wants me to go and sin no more concerning that temple.  1 Corinthians 6:19, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”  I’m totally fine with not being my own.  I need someone (God) to take care of me.  And very importantly, I need to take care of myself.

I know I’ve said all of this before, and I am probably going to have another post somewhat similar to this.  But.I.Am.Human. I make mistakes.  I made huge ones everyday for almost a month.  Note to readers: Junk compared with clean eating – actually, no comparison.  Fresh ingredients beat out all the time.  I just feel dumpy with junk inside of me. Bleh!

Genesis 1:29 – And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

1 Corinthians 10:31 – So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Proverbs 23:1-2 – When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee. And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.  {Now, now.  This doesn’t literally mean to kill yourself or others. We must alarm ourselves into temperance and moderation. Self-restraint is always a duty, and it is always better in all realms than going to excess. Restrain from gluttony.}

Proverbs 23:3 – Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. {Delicacies may be more appealing than ordinary food, but they are generally not as good for a person as the ordinary food is.}

I have until January to reach my goal.  Every day. Every meal.  Every run. Every punch. Every tear. Every smile. Every curl. Every crunch. Every lunge. Every bit. Counts.

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does disappoint us, because God poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. – Romans 5:2b – 5

I don’t have to be a slave to food. No one does. “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food–but God will destroy them both,” says 1 Corinthians 6:13.  These things don’t last. Don’t be slaves to something that won’t last. Temptation comes and goes.  You just have to have a rock on which you can hold when it bursts through your door and clings to you with all its might.  I have God, what do you have?

Also: I’m having a party in 3 weeks at the beach.  I am a youth and us youths, scratch that, everyone likes for their bodies to look great in a bathing suit.  I’m not into the self-conscious feelings.  So this is my closest goal.  I know what my body can do in three weeks time.  I’ve been there; I’ve done that. Time to do it again.

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