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
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
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!
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
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