A Wonderful Day — day two at Princeton

Good Morning God!

Such a full day yesterday! Perhaps my favorite forum was the one on the future of health care in America. Four men and a woman — but the woman had the best line! When there was a question from the audience about WHY it was so hard to move on health care — she responded “When we separated from England we made a point of setting up checks and balances — to make it HARD to make changes easily.”

Another panelist said, “there is a lot of money in the status quo.”. And, if 10 people want change — for every one who warns x changed — there are 9 who prefer the status quo.”. I must say, God, it sounded very discouraging! We need help!

The SYSTEM needs help! But, God, so do all of us individuals! For example, at the Alzheimer’s forum the most articulate and exciting speaker was a doctor who was morbidly obese. How is it, Kit asked that such a brilliant individual — and doctor, too — could be so overweight?

I had an answer, God! She is a Helper and a Woman. My take is that 99% of her energy is going to help others. And when her body says NAP NAP NAP – she keeps going by eating. She is also a doctor and doctors are trained to disregard their physical needs — think 36 hour shift in Residency. Some doctors may use drugs instead of food to keep going. So, here she is — a Woman, a Helper, and trained as a doctor. She can’t go slow enough to give herself the gift of losing weight.

Hmm. that is kind of a new thought for me, God. I’m pretty sure it came out of the book The Slow Down Diet which is a book that talks about how our Bodies NEED to be in a relaxed mode to digest properly — and that eating slowly is part of “telling” our Body — all is well — we can relax.

Yes, God, I hear You. I hear Kit, too. And it isn’t just about eating slower! I must Stop Overvaluing Speed! I must Stop Stuffing into my Life every last appealing activity. Please, God, when I get home, help me take the eight weeks to read and digest
The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss.

Story teller,

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