Doesn’t this look good? If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you know I love pretty things on a plate and pretty plates, too. This dessert could be just fine shared with 3 other people. In my studies in Home Economics during a nutrition course I read that there is no such thing as a fattening food. Hear me out on this. It’s the sum of all the food you eat in a day or week or month that can put weight on you or help you to lose weight. One item isn’t going to make or break you, unless of course you are allergic to nuts or shellfish and just one of those could kill you. There’s the whole other subject of what’s healthy but a lot of times what’s healthy for me might not be healthy for you. So why am I waxing on here? I am in a period of restraint in my life until I see a number a lot less than I have on the pesky little flat thing that lives on the floor of my bathroom and is the bearer of bad news. Eventually it could deliver some good news. This will be the last you hear of my restraint until I have that good news down the road…

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Restraint…

  1. That sounds rather encouraging really. Wishing you all the best with the foods that can not make nor break you. (I remember issuing a very similar edict in my own blog over the past year. I know that you’ll do far better than I!)

  2. I agree wholeheartedly, Ellen and lost 40 lb. a few years ago following that “less of the good things” policy. However, as we get older we need even less to sustain us and that makes me sad because those “good things” are so good. I am in a place where less would be a very good thing too. Perhaps I’ll have to join you in the attempt to get that
    “flat thing on the bathroom floor” to show the numbers i’d like to see.

  3. GLORY….that looks INTENSE, but then I’m not really into sweets. My Naturopath doctor brother says eat all things, in moderation, but also with as few as man made ingredients. But he also says life is short and little joys should always be enjoyed. Here is a prayer for all of us who need to make some changes for our good. God be our strength, our self-control when we feel weak. Help us to see our bodies as Your temple….to be good to ourselves for the long haul. Give us new ideas for healthy stuff that I won’t get bored with. God we are weak, some of us are drawn to food with such pleasure. Help us find pleasure elsewhere. I can do ALL things because of Christ in me. AMEN & AMEN

    Hope you kids have a grand weekend!

  4. I’m totally with you Ellen – with the wedding coming up it gives me a great incentive and I am really trying. I like the idea of “sharing” a good thing – seems the servings are always way too big and sharing with someone is sufficient! Good luck with your restrainting (such a word???).

  5. Just make sure you find some satisfying foods to give you that extra energy….like I always have a Haggendaaz bar in my freezer. They make them now in mini sizes….

  6. Ha!Ha! I love your description of the scale! I was forced into “restraint” a few months ago. And I have discovered that when you eliminate sugar from your diet….you don’t crave it. When you do eat some…a small serving is enough. And fruits and vegs taste better. I told a friend recently…”It’s amazing how good something can taste when its all you can have!” I’ll be praying for you…I know just how you feel!

  7. I wish you all he best, Ellen! I know you can do it! Just don’t let that little flat thing determine how you feel, though. No one will love you more or less because of it.

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