Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hidden Treasures

I'd like to "find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures". There's just something so appealing about that promise.

So I'm going to finally try to follow the Word of Wisdom, or its spirit. Moderation in all things. Or, not really. Moderation in some things and abstinence in others. So, for me, this is about complete forbearance. Adapted to the capacity of the weakest of all saints. (that's me)

In order to find that wisdom and those hidden treasures, I am going to reveal some hidden treasures of my own with my family:

The caramels are on the baking chocolate shelf,
the Oreos are in the school snack box and
the chocolate covered orange sticks are in the fridge.

I'm not gonna eat them anymore. Neither snack on them throughout the day when I should be eating fruit or yogurt, nor sneak nibbles here and there while making dinner. Or every time I enter the kitchen.

Because I desire wisdom.

And to stop this steady approach to the weight I told myself I wouldn't ever reach again. "No zeros before the decimal," I said. (We're a half a kilo away. Or maybe a whole kilo now, thanks to Fast Sunday.)

But mostly for the wisdom. That's a better treasure than having the figure I want. And I'm seriously NOT being sarcastic. But between keeping (my interpretation of one aspect of) the Word of Wisdom, Fast Sundays and the promise quoted at the beginning of the post, I'm going to be incredibly attractive in both mind AND body.

I can't wait.


Melissa said...

Good luck! Your motivation is pure. I know this is one of the things I struggle with the most (again and again). It seems that sometimes I am so motivated to eat well and other times(right now) I eat so badly you'd think I was in high school weighing 100 pounds. But, I like your approach here. Keep us posted!

Mom of 12 said...

I'd like to have that kind of willpower...we are starting a new diet tomorrow. I'm just no good at dieting.

Kazzy said...

I am 6 weeks away from my one year mark of no goodies or dessert or eating between meals. I have lost a lot of weight, but I am still stupid. Dang it.

L.T. Elliot said...

That's brilliant. I never thought to reveal the secret locations to spare myself. I'm stealing that idea. (I shouldn't steal when we're talking about commandments, here.)

Carolyn V said...

I need some of that wisdom! I'm trying to cut out the chocolate (but moderation in all things so a little is okay, right?). =)