For years my dear mother has stressed the need for me personally to improve the quality of the food that I ate. I did not see myself as someone who ate too much or too badly. I reasoned, that since I was big as a baby, I would be a big man when I got older. I have always been on the heavier side, or better, "the chubbier side of the aisle"... or truth be told "the fatter side of life"! I am 6' 2" and I weigh 265 lbs.
Through out my life I would often resort to comfort food eating. I had a sweet tooth since I can remember so eating chocolate, cakes, ice cream etc. was always part of my life. Especially when I was down or feeling depressed or discouraged. Over eating or eating large portions was something that I did often and this was always the reason why I was overweight. I reasoned I was not too overweight so it was OK. Also my physical activity was always on the light side. So a combination of eating too much, eating the wrong things and then not burning off the calories was a sure sign I would gain weight and lose quality and vibrancy in my life.
Feeling overweight is not a good feeling. These last few weeks I felt the presence of extra pounds due to the feasting over Christmas. I did not feel good. I looked at my kids and I could see that my girls had also gained weight. They follow me in my appetite and it has had an adverse effect on them. I began to see how my lack of self control, my lack of choosing the best foods for my family were taking a toll on them. And I knew that I was fully responsible and was actually harming my family!
I repented, to God and to my family. I am sorry for thinking we could eat stuff that actually was doing nothing for us, and actually hurting us. Processed foods, processed sugars, fats and breads-- they all just gunked up our systems and made us fat, sluggish and unfit. We are in general good health, thank God, so that means we are in a good place to prevent any future sicknesses etc. and we will be able to add an incredible measure of health, joy, energy, well being and happiness to our lives.
The war is on, the goal is before us, we have a vision as a family of our new selves in a few months time and so we are excited. I purchased a new juicer and a new blender tonight so we are armed with the weapons necessary for extracting the living gold from the foods we will eat from now on.
We are making videos of our progress so this will be a documentary when we have finished. The goal is not a diet, but a whole new way of eating, a whole new way of living, and a whole new way of worshiping God. The goal is to seek out only the best nutritionally-beneficial foods we can and eat only those. We will be making sure at least 51% of our diet is live and uncooked fruits and vegetables.
May the Lord bless and inspire all of us here at Godfmtv to be nutritional revolutionaries who bring the good news in body as well as mind and spirit!