I really tried to eat the pizza and cocktail wienies at the super bowl party tonight. Instead, I ate carrots, tortilla chips and my homemade salsa. I was very bummed to find out that my favorite ramen noodle oriental salad had msg in it. ugg. I know that already my body is less of a performance machine than a normal person. I know that my chance for the big C is not in my favor. I'm going to change that--with God's help. I feel that educating myself is the first step. Why would God give us our body, only to fill it with junk? I think that the majority of people underestimate what we put in our body, and how that effects our daily life--how we feel: headaches, regularity, periods for goodness sake. Everyone has to draw their line. Mine is with HFCS (hello mercury), MSG, hydrogenated anything, meat, and a lot less refined/sugar (that's a hard one for me).
Now, how do I translate that as a mom, who feeds 3 males, cannot meal plan worth a darn, and panics whenever I go to the store? It's like a life or death decision on what to buy. I feel so strongly, though, that it is a choose life decision. God had rules for His people in the OT, and there was a reason for that. He knows best. So as we sat and watched our team lose, I starved a little. Maybe fasting at times will be the right thing for me. After all, I don't burn many calories sitting on my bum :)
Now that my soapbox is over (for the moment), I'll go on with QSFTC, or affectionately known as Quirky Sayings from the Chillins'...
Me: "Yes, you can play the wii."
#2: (Running over and hugging my leg) "You are the best mom in the world." (Pause, then a pfttt) "I farted." (Then running off to play the wii).
These moments I will not soon forget. They bring a tear to my eye. Literally.