Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 4- Hello!

Its day 4 of my detox and I feel pretty good. I still am amazed at how easy it has been. I think it has just been mind over matter. Making the decision and getting it done. It is just such a great picture of God's grace and mercy. I could have really damaged my body and health by not caring properly for myself and yet He has given me all the tools I need to honor him. Mostly, His grace to pursue discipline. I am writing this as I am watching the Today Show and they have been interviewing Ted Williams, a homeless man who has an amazing speaking voice and longs to be back on radio. It is amazing to see how in 6 days he went from being on the streets in Ohio to being on the today show. I love his interview because he is SO REAL. He is overwhelmed, crying, and keeps having to stop to breathe and take it in. He said," I am so overwhelmed. I could really use a nerve pill or something. But NBC let me talk to this nice lady-a therapist- and she taught me to breath. She told me to meditate before I medicate."
I was blown away by that statement. I think it applicable with food, alcohol or anything we use to medicate us. I love the picture of God giving this man, who was broken and just given up the idea of a normal life and given him the opportunity to live again. To stay clean. To use his gift. Amazing. Lets think of Ted when we feel like we are struggling today. Think of God unconditional love for us. I also challenge you when you come across a homeless person or someone just down on their luck, to see them with Gods eyes. As a broken person looking for grace. After all, aren't we all just that? Let's love with His unconditional love.
Back to food :)
My meal plan for today:
Berry smoothie
-1 banana
-1/2 cup almond milk
-1 handful of rasberries
-1 handful of blue blueberries.
(3 points plus)

1 portobello mushroom
1/2 cup garbonzo beans
1 cup fresh spinach
10 kalamata olives
1 tbl spoon light vinagarette dressing
(points plus 7)

1 grapefruit, 100 calorie pack of almonds, 1/4 cup hummus, veggies
(points plus 6)

1 cup black beans
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup salsa
(points plus 12)

1 banana and 1 tbl spoon almond butter
(last night i heated up the banana for 20 seconds and the almond butter for 30 seconds and then drizzled the butter over the banana-it was KILLER GOOD. Do know you want to!)

I also want to apologize for a typo from yesterday...I baked the mushrooms for 40 minutes-not 4 :). Love you guys! Keep up the healthy living!

p.s. If you want to see the video that got Ted all this attention, here it is!


  1. Hey Whit,
    Love the blog! Love your openness! Love you! I have been encouraged by you today. You & I have the same goal for 2011 - to get healthy and lose 100 lbs. I will be praying for you. I hope this will be a means of grace to you, as you write and pray.