Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Time Has Come!

I recently began a weight loss journey with a group of some of my favorite women from church. It is an amazing program that helps you break your food addictions/habits, and transform yourself in the way God intended for YOU! It has been a GREAT experience for me, sharing and learning. We are not all the SAME person, and we ALL require different things. It is up to us to find out what those things are. With all the media and chaos nowadays, it is sometimes hard to figure out where to even START.



I have been able to take a deeper look at the choices I have been making, my current/future relationship with God, and the life I WANT to live. These first six weeks have been pretty tricky. It has REALLY been scary, eye-opening, and TOTALLY worth it!



So, you may or may not know that I have 'special' Pinterest guidelines for myself. If not, you can read about that crazy here. I have really enjoyed using the 'new' secret board option to discreetly design collaborative spaces , plan parties (mostly baby showers), and gather gift giving/presentation ideas. At first, I was upset irritated that they limited the number of secret boards allowed.  However, upon further contemplation, I am appreciative that they set those boundaries for me, because I probably wouldn't have the self-control to do so. I mean, NOBODY else can SEE them! *Deep Breath*


During this journey with my group, I have had to change so many of my eating habits and menus.  And by this, I mean I've had to ACTUALLY make a menu. Usually Hunnie would take care of all that thought process (which is AMAZING), but I can't eat most of the things we've been making. When I started, he told me he was completely on board and would support me 100%. He said he would cook/make whatever I needed him to, but I had to figure out what that was. I thought/think that is a VERY reasonable request!

So, to collect some recipes and inspiration, where do you think I went? I hope NO ONE said cookbooks (even though I have about 15 on my kitchen counter).. How ARCHAIC!! That's right! I turned to my trusty Pal, PinterestIf you guessed that, do not pat yourself on the back, it was a NO BRAINER! As I scrolled.. and scrolled.. and scrolled.. and scrolled (you get the point), I realized that I didn't have any board I "could" pin these awesome recipes to. None of my criteria left room for FOOD (which was an original intention because of my poor eating habits). attempted to just 'like' recipes, (remember that 'EXTRA' board loophole?) but it was too hard to find them later in the slew of all other liked pins. I started pinning some to my <3 Myself board, but stopped because I did want to keep that as fashion ONLY. I wrestled with the decision for about a week or two and then FINALLY decided to create a NEW board.

http://www.simplyhappenstance.com/finding-some-zen/..And so My Temple was born! Part of the reason it took me a while to create the board, was choosing a fitting name. I didn't want to just name it 'FOOD' or 'YUMMMM', because then I could pin ANYTHING on there. By doing that, I would be defeating the whole purpose of the board. It was to incorporate my new choices into my life. I did what I always do when faced with a question I don't have the answer to.. I Googled "What the bible say about [food]". I found A LOT, but here is what spoke to me the most:
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." ~1 Corinthians 6:19-20


With this, the board quickly morphed into more than food, but also fitness, good thoughts, and inspirational things. I open each description with a predetermined sub-category. If it is not {FOOD}, it is {MIND},{BODY},or{SOUL} OR any combination of the three. My guideline you ask? How would God truly feel about that? Yep! That's it! 


Do you have any Pinterest Guidelines?