Monday, February 7, 2011

Week 5 Dawn

First of all, my points were 62. I tried to follow my sister this week but she is a night exerciser and I'm a morning exerciser so I missed a few times because I was too tired. Missed some water, ate some treats but actually learned something this week that I'd like to share. This may be long. I was at the mall with my parents having lunch. I know I ordered too much but thought I'd just throw it out when I had enough. I know that's wasteful but we all do it to lose weight and all food places give us too much food. As I started to eat, I saw a couple about my age getting ready to eat. They held hands, bowed their heads and prayed over their food before eating it. Now, this isn't the first time I've seen this and being a strongly religious person, I pray over my food but I'm not the type that does it in public. Knowing what I know about God, I should do it. I looked at my food and knew I should be grateful for it. Then I realized I have never, ever wondered where my next meal was going to come from. I know many have wondered that, but I never have. I realized I've always had food available. I've always had food in my house, on my mission, in college, during early married years and now. I've always had money to buy food. I've had enough food to eat too much and enough to throw away. I suddenly realized that I should be more grateful for all the food I have and that I shouldn't eat too much and shouldn't waste it unnecessarily. That is why I have weight issues. I have too much and plenty. This couple taught me something and I'm going to try to be more grateful for the food I do have and be more wise with it out of respect for those that don't have it. Food is good, but I don't have to eat it all.

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