Everything's Bouquet

Monday, February 7, 2011


HUNGRY.  It is day 7 of  My Clean Program and I am HUNGRY. HUNGRY for life, food, people, the Word, information, peace, and organization.  With an empty stomach my mind seems clear and focused.   Everything I read seems to jump off the page at me.  This morning in my One Year Bible Moses just led the Israelites out of bondage.  Years of slavery.  Not far into their journey what did they say? "The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the Lord's hand in Egypt. There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out of this desert to starve this entire assembly to death."  Exodus 16:3.  That's ME and my pots of food!  I do not usually get too far into my healthy eating when I start whining, complaining, and desiring my bondage to food over my freedom from it.   I want to smile when I think did those people really think the God of Abraham that did all those mighty plagues wanted to free them to starve them in the wilderness?  Then I realize I do not trust His plan any more than they did when I want to go back to foodgypt instead of discovering the better road He has before me.

A little further on in my reading and there was Moses (I really like that man), sitting on a rock with his arms lifted high by Aaron and Hur.  The Israelites were in battle, and victory was theirs as long as the arms of Moses were UP.  God gave him support for this battle through Aaron and Hur.  Oh thank you God for support!!!  I know I will not be able to do this weight loss thing for good without you friends and family!

The big question for me is when I feel this good, why do I always go back?  I really want to figure that out this year, so I win this battle for good.

Tomorrow I can't wait to post some numbers for my first week doing this cleanse.  The numbers are amazing.  I am shocked at how quickly they improve.