Health and Spiritual thought
Thursday, August 02, 2012
I shared something with a Spark friend who thought my thought was worthwhile. I decided to share it publically in case others find it so and so I will be sure to remember it.
Years ago I took a class that used the first portion of Genesis to discuss the nature of God and Man. The concept that God made Man in His image implies that as we need to love and respect God so do we need to love and respect each other and OURSELVES. We are all made in the image of God. To me it follows that when we nourish our bodies properly and exercise as we should and do other things to bring ourselves and our bodies to a state of health and well being that we are doing a holy act and showing respect to one of God's creations.
I am going to try to hold on to this should I slip into "stinking thinking" and self destructive behavior.
As for my life - I am tracking food and exercise daily. I am meeting my protein needs and finding it easier to eat. Last night I was able to even swallow my antacid (my surgeon told me I could swallow it weeks ago but it hurt then so I have been taking the contents in applesauce). With the ease in eating I have to pay more attention to my portion sizes and knowing to stop eating after my meals. It is going well. I am cleaning out my closet and getting rid of most of my clothes. All the clothes I had before my last weight gain fit nicely now and I went on a bit of a splurge this week enjoying clearance sales to add some summer weight tops to my wardrobe. It is going to be great to just get dress without having to do a lot of trying on ( I hope of course these will be too big soon) I joined the SparkPeople sleep challenge and decided it is time to step up my health by making sure I am not sleep deprived. Lots of baby steps needed!