Changing the Tide
Saturday, June 27, 2015
I just got out of the hospital where i was for 9 days on HIGH doses of IV steroids. Usually I can guarantee a 20 lb weight gain in the time spent in the hospital and then another 20 at home. HOwever this time, despite eating fairly hefty meals,...I actually LOST weight. 5 lbs in the hospital and 4 more since I've been out. I have not been doing ETL perfectly. In fact two nights ago I had a hamburger. And yesterday I had fried chicken pieces in a salad. And DESPITE that, I have been losing. If I weren't so happy about it, I would find it worrisome. No exercise. No special effort....and weight is coming off. I wonder if my very high blood pressure has worked to speed up my metabolism? My luck could turn at any time, so I want to eat in a manner that will preserve my weight loss should I lose the benefit and lose whatever good thing is helping me to lose weight.
I am getting to be extremely unsteady on stairs. I have to go down one step at a time, SIDEWAYS, and even so, I wobble a bit. The pain in my ankles also causes me to need to walk this way. I look like an old lady. I FEEL like an old lady!
I am still coughing. I don't know if it is asthma or something else. I've been taking an antibiotic so it really shouldn't be any kind of infection.
I watched the NEtflix movie "Veganated" again this morning... I don't see how anyone can watch that movie and then blithely down another hamburger. It shows how animals are housed, mutilated without anesthesia and then slaughtered or imprisoned for the milk and eggs. So very very sad. It completely took all my desire away for eggs and cheese. Those two things were what I was really struggling in my attempt to give them up.
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man."-- St Francis of Assisi.
It is true. Mankind is brutal. I do not choose to be brutal as well. I have a conscience and a will to do what is right. My parents always give me a hard time because of my food choices. I have learned that it is pointless to argue with them....nor will they honor my choices--so I either have to cave in and eat according to their expectations....or just try to eat as well as I can inconspicuously.
This morning I joined the Christian Vegetarian Association. I know that my father and mother would question the existence of such an anomaly. I mean after all, how can an association exist to which the Sunday POt Roast is not a holy feature? No, there must be something strange afoot.
So Iwill confess to holding anti-Christian ideals (such as caring for God's creatures and his Creation) and will try to eat responsibly...Responsibly as God has laid it on my heart to be answerable to Him and to Him alone.