Wisdom Brings Humility

I was confident about my new diet plan…until I started adding up the calories.

  • Chicken Zoodles, 1/2 serving – 365
  • Olive Garden Salad – 140
  • Olive Garden Breadsticks, 2 – 300
  • Andes Mints, 2 – 50

Thank God, we didn’t order extra breadsticks or dessert!

My plan fell apart.

We stopped for ice cream – 330 calories. But, hey, we were celebrating Olivia’s birthday!

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That evening we went to a small town, soup supper fundraiser. Derek was playing and I promised to go.

My choices for the meal weren’t bad but they had pie. I snatched it up not caring about the calories!

At intermission, they offered a second serving of dessert. They didn’t want to waste them.

Of course, I got in line.

Proverbs 11:2, “When pride comes, so does shame, but wisdom brings humility.” Common English Bible

What food is irresistible to you?

March 8, 2020: Proverbs 11-14.

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Become Wiser

I swished the chocolate milk around my mouth and took the Prednisone. Those pills stick to your tongue and leave a bitterness you can’t scrape off. It helps to coat your mouth with thick, chocolate milk.

Following my plan, I ate 2 poached eggs, 2 pieces of toast, and a banana. (A banana or apple count as 2 servings of fruit.)

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We took our granddaughter, Olivia, to the Olive Garden for her birthday. My goal: 2 Bread, 2 Vegetables, 1 Meat, 1 Dairy, and 1 Fruit. I ordered Chicken Zoodles, but after noting the calories, I ate half.

I’m learning to plan my food choices.

Proverbs 9:9, “Teach the wise, and they will become wiser; inform the righteous, and their learning will increase.” Common English Bible

March 7, 2020: Proverbs 7-10.


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