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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Was My Healthy Snack All That Healthy?

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.  Galatians Chapter 2, verse 16.

God blessed me by allowing me to lose the extra 27 pounds I had gained back. I had become sloppy with my eating and my relationship with God, and these pounds started to creep back on after having lost over 80 pounds 30+ years ago. Well, this was definitely an eye opener for me.

I think I started to take God and the weight loss that He provided for granted. I bought about eight bags of pecans. They were my favorite pecans and I rarely can get this particular brand, so I stocked up on them. Was that even a smart move???

Anyway, I think I must have eaten about a half a bag of them when I first bought them. I put them in the freezer, figuring I would take them out periodically for a healthy snack. Was my healthy snack all that healthy? Sure, a few nuts each day is a heart healthy snack, but they aren’t talking about three quarters of a cup of nuts. It’s more like a quarter of a cup, at most.

Well, I was reveling in my newest acquisition, by eating pecans every evening as a healthy snack. Then, I started noticing that my clothes weren’t fitting like they used to. I don’t weigh often, because I used to let the scale tell me who I am and how I feel about myself. I figured that I had better weigh to make sure I hadn’t gone overboard with the pecans. Sure enough, I had. I had gained eight of those 27 pounds back.

I felt badly that I had foolishly squandered the blessing that God had bestowed on me again! Fortunately for me, God loves me despite my human nature and vices. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the Law: for by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.  Galatians Chapter 2, verse 16.

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.


Weight Loss Tips Video: What Is Bulimia?/Child Psychology
by: Dr. Kimberly Williams on Howcast

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


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