“Taste buds, you aren’t the boss of me!”
I read that quote in the Made to Crave devotional, and my back got a little straighter.
Last night my taste buds were the boss of me, and today I still have a tummy-ache 21 hours later.
I loved the thought in the devotional that the WHOLE of me should make my eating decisions, not just my tastebuds. After all, my tummy didn’t want me to over-eat on heavy food like I did last night; it wanted a nice, big salad to balance that sesame chicken and rice. Those few extra pounds left around my middle were hoping for self-control ’cause they really want to be gone. And my mind wanted to continue the journey to looking really great for my daughter’s wedding.
So today as I nurse my bloated stomach I’m reminding those taste buds who is in control!
How about you?
Is a part of you running the whole of you?
Let’s take control!
Note: Still haven’t had time to dig into my weight loss journal so we can return to the daily chronicling, but didn’t want to leave you neglected too long, so I thought I’d share briefly what I’m thinking today. Hope to get back on track with the journal soon.
Tagged: rice, salad, self-control, sesame chicken, taking charge, taste buds, tummy ache
Oh my, I can relate to this. I’ve recently discovered that I’m sensitive to gluten, so I’ve been staying away from gluten for the most part. Last weekend, I indulged in pizza (not gluten-free, mind you :0) and I didn’t feel so well for some time after. I’m realizing how important it is to move beyond cravings and focus on foods that nourish me, give me energy, and make me feel good.
Yup! You understand! We’ll have to cheer each other on!