The topic this week for Illustration Friday ("Extremes") was a bit of a tough one in my opinion - but I finally struck upon an idea that seemed to fit: the seemingly never-ending struggle to achieve balance with food. My tendencies in the past were to go from one extreme (eating just about anything) to the other (starving myself). Neither extreme is healthy. So, for me, balance is the key to healthy eating. Crazy diets and deprivation tactics may score some quick results, but are not sustainable long-term. So, what I'm striving for is to hold the line on the eating extremes and make healthier choices one day at a time. It's tough, but it is doable with God's help...
Well, all this drawing and writing about food has made me hungry - I'm thinking pizza and a cupcake are sounding pretty good right about now - HELP!!
"I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."
Philippians 4:11-13 (NLT)
And just for grins.....
“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand”
"Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.”
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
“The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.”
"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook”