Jubilee wrote:"I care very much about the two people involved - they are special people and I hope that they will both be back in time."
My thoughts exactly! Thanks, Luv.
Praying for us all,
Amen.Welcome aboard, figpiglet! Glad you found us!!!
I am grateful to all of you who encourage us and pray for us here.
Even though we share the most important part of our lives, we are a diverse group! Let us thrive on diversity and not be stifled or discouraged by it. Let us encourage one another to walk in the Spirit:
"22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other." (Galatians 5, NIV)
In regard to our diversity, we seem to have different reasons for participating in this thread. Some of us want to develop nurturing relationships. Some of us want to receive or give specific guidance about McDougalling. Some of want to be edified and to edify others with the Word of God. I think we all want to receive and give prayerful support. If you can think of other reasons, please share them!
Let us try to be clear as we post here since we are a diverse group and none of us are mind readers. For example, if you are eating off of the program (and I assume you are following MWL unless you tell us otherwise), just tell us that! I think everyone here has had the experience of failing to follow good plans.
If you want to tell us what you are eating and do not tell us that you are eating off of the program, do not be surprised if one of your supporters
here gives you some points about compliance or asks you some questions. If you do not really want to discuss what you are eating or compliance with the program, please do not post what you are eating.
I do not think I am the only one here who needs this kind of clarity. In other words, if you are not seeking feedback, discussion or suggestions why not just post the details of your diet on the journal forum or in your own computer?
Those of you who have read many of my posts know that I am a very simple minded person. I keep my diet very simple and I am very happy with it. If you want to spend hours/day preparing elaborate meals, I do not think that will help you achieve your weight management goals but perhaps you will prove to me that I am wrong. If you do that, I will be delighted!
I pray that each of us will bask in the warmth of our Father's love today. We are enjoying lovely weather here in the midst of our national holidays--great weather for long hikes. When you hike, remember to look up and give thanks!