“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” 1 Peter 5:8-9
It has become a tough journey in our home as we begin month four of plant based diet. Occasional chicken and tuna hits our life once a week, but the rest of the time we are plant based and no dairy. It has so many pros about it. Losing weight, lower cholesterol, feeling better, no bloating, no TUMS needed, more energy, wearing your 'smaller' clothes etc The cons are missing Blue Bell ice cream or Braum's soft serve yogurt or Terry would add a pulled pork barbecue sandwich.
Yesterday we must have been stressed. We went to grab lunch at 4:30 at Pete's in Mt Pleasant. I ordered my normal salad and a chicken on rye sandwich with BBQ sauce on the side. I only eat half the sandwich. I could see the look in Terry's eyes go wild searching the menu. This has been much harder on him than me. He settled on something surprising... one slice of Supreme pizza and a Squealer Sandwich. They call it squealer because it is pork. He picked it up and attacked it. I reminded him twice to slow down and enjoy it. If he was going to jump off the wagon he needed to do it without breaking his legs.
He was doing well until about ten last night... and then again at two early this morning... he groaned at me around seven and said, "NEVER AGAIN" ...
Yep... the devil prowls around roaring through our lives constantly tempting us. This applies to food when you are doing a life style change. How do you walk away from 60 years of eating beef, pork, cheese, eggs and milk? Terry has gone from a 38 waist in his jeans back to a 34. He has lost 20 pounds. He feels really really good, but his mind remembers the taste and feel of those fatty foods...but after he indulges the guilt is huge and the payback not pleasant.
Same for life my friends. With the freedom God gave man comes responsibility and wise choices.
Words of my heart, Laurie
A Texas Artist Laurie Pace