Monday, September 26, 2011

Good stuff on the 'net. Who knew?

I've been inspired this morning.  Well, some of the inspiration came this morning, some of it came over the weekend.  Anyway, I found a couple blogs that just gave me that "Ah Ha" moment.  And I really needed that moment.
I don't know how I stumbled upon Lorrie's blog, but I'm so glad I did.  She was just about to start a challenge to eat when hungry and stop when full.  I know, all you skinny girls out there do this naturally.  Well, some of us don't.  And it shows.  So, I decided to leave the comment "I'm in."  And, she called me on it.  So, I'm in.  I'm doing the challenge.  I know portion control is one of the keys to weight loss and know when I'm beginning to feel full, contrary to wanting to stop eating, has been an issue for me.  So I'll use portion control along with stopping and starting my eating with the hungry and full urge. 

Thanks Lorrie.  I'm looking forward to the accountability and encouragement.

Another blog I read is Matt's blog.  I've been reading Matt for a while, but... sometimes I just don't get Matt.  Maybe it's the age thing, I don't know.  Anyway, I still glance at his blog once in a while and see what he is up to.  TODAY was gold.  Matt's post, Homelessness is Next to Godliness, was just what I needed.  I've been struggling with the attitude of a growing number of younger adult christians.  I especially noticed them in the church I recently left.  And, one of them was in the hurtful women's bible study.  I couldn't put my finger on what it was that was bothering me.  I couldn't stand hearing them call themselves "poor" and begging for money.  I mean, I could articulate what I bothered about them, but I couldn't find a "name" for them.  Matt coined the phrase, "Recreational Poverty."  He defines this term this way.

"The difference between these people and real poor people is that they are able bodied, capable of working.  They just choose not to.  They have chosen a life that may be free of idolatrous “things,” but they are also free of responsibility.  No one is counting on them.  They contribute little of value to communities."

Thanks Matt.  I can't tell you how naming it helps me so much.

Please take a moment to look at each of these blogs.  If you like either of them, tell them I sent you.  :)


  1. nice...will do...always looking for new reads and blog friends...matts certainly sounds intriguing...

  2. I've been being convicted in the ways of eating - mainly EXACTLY what the challenge you are following is.  It sounds so simple - it IS so simple...but hard!  I know that's the way God wants it to be, eating when hungry stoping when full - not a selfish, gluttinous, idolater - and that's what I am EVERY time I over eat! :(  I've read a book written on this - "The Way Down Diet" -it's well written and I think my dearest friend and I are going to embark on that journey together - so I'm with you sister! :)  Here's to enjoying good food God's way! ;) ♥

  3. I tend to want to overeat when something is really delicious - that's why Jenny Craig worked so well for me.  Sounds like a good plan to participate in that challenge.

  4. Me too.  And, someone brought Smith Island cake into work today.  Smith Island cake is SPECIAL.  It's not just any cake.  *it was good.  :)

  5.  I lost 40 lbs doing Weigh Down.  (but I've gain 30 lbs back)  I love the way she thinks about food.  I'm not so sure of her theology.

  6. I agree.  Although I am just starting my weight loss journey, I think portion control is key.   I am learning that I don't need to feel stuffed!!!  Anyways, I like your blog!!


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