When it Comes to my Health, I Cannot Serve Two Masters

Given how I mentioned in my last post that I have felt a spiritual calling to live a healthier lifestyle, I think it is only appropriate to quote a bible verse I have been thinking about a lot lately from Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and … Continue reading When it Comes to my Health, I Cannot Serve Two Masters

Food is for Sustenance, Not for Pleasure

One Sunday in Catholic Christian Formation class—I think it was in eighth grade—we were discussing something, and the teacher cited 1 Corinthians 6 19-20: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were … Continue reading Food is for Sustenance, Not for Pleasure

And So It Begins: Week 1!

In the past, I have refused to stand on our home bathroom scale. Mom said I should monitor my weight so it wouldn’t come as such a dreaded shock when I go to the doctor’s office, but I would refuse. Knowing my weight used to only make me feel ashamed, depressed and discouraged. But Sunday, … Continue reading And So It Begins: Week 1!

Beyond Talk, Ready to Take Action

Since I haven’t posted a blog update in six weeks, you readers are probably thinking, understandably, that I had bold plans for a healthier lifestyle but then chickened out. Actually, this isn’t the case at all. My healthy lifestyle is going strong, and to date, I have lost fourteen pounds! A doctor once told me … Continue reading Beyond Talk, Ready to Take Action

Introducing Myself and My Weighty Story

Dear Readers of Society Present and Society Future, In a college creative nonfiction course I took a few years ago, there was a discussion about how blogs can be used as documentary evidence, to record the thoughts, feelings and societal attitudes at a particular moment in history. That being said, I felt compelled to start … Continue reading Introducing Myself and My Weighty Story