Our little family just had our final meal of 7 Foods for 7 Days. Are we happy? YES!
It's been such an interesting week full of ups and downs and lessons. I asked my guys what their take-aways for the week were.
Nolan said he learned not to complain. He said, "At one point I heard myself saying, 'I don't like this pear as much as the other kind.' Then I thought, 'What in the world am I saying? I HAVE a pear--something to eat--and so many people don't have anything.' I'm learning to appreciate what I have more than I did before."
I learned a list of things, some profound and some silly:
- I can lose weight eating all I want if I eat the right foods. Good news!
- I use food as entertainment. Barry and I had an evening out, and I couldn't think of anything to do other than go to Starbucks or shop. Sad. It's my goal to explore more fun, free and food-less things to do in my life!
- Let me just tell you that the allure of eggs wore off first and quickly. Just the thought of eggs made me immediately think, "Well, maybe I don't need something to eat right now."
- 7 days of this wasn't bad at all. I really can't imagine a month, though, so my friend Marci and any others who have done it that long are my heroes.
- I physically feel fabulous! I'm officially backing out of my pronouncement of limiting the rest of the month to chicken and fish, but I am sticking to a more whole foods diet. I feel great. It tastes good, and I need the change to healthier eating.
- I'm so, so, so, so grateful that God created food and that our family has enough.
- My heart is tenderized toward those who don't have enough, and I'm resolved to spread our blessings instead of hoarding them.