So, went to a friend's house for dinner last night. All homemade: Potato salad, watermelon salad, ribs in barbecue sauce, peach cobbler and store bought ice cream. Today, my gut is killing me. The commercial ribs and store bought ice cream are tearing through me like crazy and I feel like crap because there was not one item in the meal that didn't have sugar in it in one form or another. No wonder they are all obese (friend has had gastric bypass and lost her pancreas because she got violently ill not long after and almost died). He makes almost all his own bread and their adult daughter has put on a good 40 pounds in the last year. And my friend has problems with alcohol (sugar addiction). He's lucky because even though he's in the military, he is a good 6 feet tall and carries much of his weight in his frame. Sigh. Nice to be with them, hard to see their choices.
The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
Pope John Paul II