For one who works at keeping my weight under control, the cooler temperature offered two special advantages.
1. It was cool enough to take a nice neighborhood walk in the afternoon.
All summer, I only had two options for exercise: a)swimming in our backyard pool, or b) doing inside exercises such as DVDs, line dancing class, or riding my stationery bike. Those are good. Those are profitable. Those are beneficial. However, I love a nice walk in the neighborhood, or the walkway of Lucy Park (a big city park), or a hike around a small in-city lake (Sikes Lake between a museum and our university).
Thank you, Lord, for a cooler day. Though it warms back up today, I hear we're in for another cooler day this weekend. I love autumn.
2. Cool weather makes us hungry for a soup day.
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? Luke 12:24
When God placed man in the garden, He provided good food and great beauty. When we awake to our need to lose weight, God doesn't require we give up all good-tasting food. He supplies our sustenance and makes it desirable. When it's turning cooler, I love soup. Everywhere I go I find pumpkin-flavored ice cream, muffins, waffles, or other options. Fall is the time for pumpkin.
How about pumpkin in soup? Here's a pumpkin-flavored soup that is easy to make, low-calorie, and tasty. Pen-L Publishing will be releasing my Divine Dining Weight Controllers Workbook the end of this year. This recipe is included in the upcoming workbook.
Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to
Guide You to Healthier Weight and