Archives for: January 2008, 25
I don't think I've mentioned that my Bible study this year is a plan to read the Bible through in one year coupled with readings by C.S. Lewis. It seemed appropriate because the second movie from the Chronicles of Narnia series is due out this year. This morning I read this quote, "Comfort is the one thing you cannot get by looking for it. If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end. If you look for comfort, you will not get either comfort or truth - only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with, and in the end, despair.
That perfectly describes where I am with regard to the BTD and the GTD. I am looking for the truth about the way my body works. I am hopeful that in the end I will find a style of eating that I am comfortable with.
I took my Darling Daughter's database of the Hunter and Teacher foods and shortened it to a more manageable length by deleting food items that, while they may be beneficial, are not available where I live. Pepeao, ground cherry, ocean pout, and Manchego cheese were a few of the unfortunate beneficals that I may never get to try unless I vacation in the right place at the right season of the year. I thought "ocean pout" was a typographical error until I googled it. Fascinating fish! Those edited lists are posted on the refrigerator door.
DD and I also pulled portion sizes and weekly servings off the food lists and posted them on the refrigerator door. The portion sizes are the same for Hunters and Teachers, but the weekly servings are quite different.
It will take a few weeks before I can prepare a meal without referring to those lists multiple times. This morning it took several trips to the refrigerator door before we got breakfasts and lunches planned. I'm going to fix quinoa for dinner tonight, and DD was taking salmon and veggies to school for lunch. That meant she and my husband could have the zucchini bread I made with spelt and oat flour for her breakfast. I had nuts and fruit because spelt is toxic to Hunters.
I'm concerned that my mind will automatically default back to the old lists, so I'm double checking everything. Even things I think I know. I had mango and papaya mixed up this morning. The mango is only for me and the papaya is only for her. But I will get comfortable with this. You will too if you are seeking the truth.
Don't neglect to spend a little time today looking for the truth about God. While the idea of God as an indulgent grandfather may be comfortable, it is nothing like the Creator God who is to be found in the pages of scripture by those who seek him.