Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Opus 2012-119, Healthy Insights: Weight Loss Secrets

Alister Begg strikes again.  He was talking about Jesus and the woman at the well.  When the disciples returned from seeking food, John records this conversation.
(John 4:31-34 KJV)  In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.  But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.  Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
At this point my mind began to wander again.  Since I have admitted to myself that I am diabetic I have been working on my weight.  Since there is not enough exercise in the world to make up for what I wanted to eat, the only avenue left was to eat less.  That is easy to say and hard to do.

One of the phenomenon I have noticed is that when I am occupied with something that really pulls me in I have less of a tendency to eat.  It tells me that much of my eating is recreational or boredom eating.  I remember thirty years ago in my first experience with the war games.  They were board games then, printed on huge maps with hundreds of counters.  I remember that once I got so carried away that I played all night.  What was really shocking was that I did it without eating. 

If I get involved in something now I don’t think about eating. 

What I am suggesting for a weight loss technique is to develop some interests that sidetrack you from food.  It is not a panacea but every little thing can help.  This would obviously be different for each of us.  It would probably be different from day to day.  It might not even work for you.

Blessings as you deal with the issue in your life.  Pray that I would not fall off the wagon.

homo unius libri




    1. I had to cut and past your address. I will give you a look.

      Grace and peace.

  2. Boredom and depression are my enemies when it comes to food (and absolutely NO exercise).

    1. I could write that book with you. It is at its worst at the end of a long day when I am out of energy from interacting with the younger generation. I would imagine you are even more exhausted at the end of the day.

      For exercise I climb stairs all day at school and try to walk each day.

      Stay healthy.

      Grace and peace.


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