ABOUT THIS BLOG:
Hey friends and new visitors!
I’ve wanted to start a blog for a few years but I needed a good focus for it. In July 2016 I embarked on a ‘healthy eating’ plan, mainly because I was standing squarely in middle-age and to that point was not on any medications for blood pressure or diabetes or anything… I wanted to keep it like that to the best of my efforts.
As of today, April 14 2017 I have lost 51 pounds!
The weight loss was truly a nice benefit of making a conscious choice to eat better, eat less, and still be satisfied with what I ate. Over the past year, I’ve learned new ways to do this, I found and tried new recipes, I ate foods that I never would have before, and I found out that changing my mind-set was much harder than changing my eating habits.
I’ve shared recipes and tips with friends over the past year here and there but with more frequent requests, I realized that I stumbled upon my ‘focus’ for a blog.
So how did I come up with the name for this blog? Well, I was reading I Thessalonians chapter 4, and verse 4 popped out at me.
It says, “That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;” Hmmm, vessel? I like the use of that word in referring to our ‘bodies’. It is indeed a vessel that can be used by God to carry his Word and for good, or … used otherwise. I want to focus on the use of our vessel for the ‘good’ here. And, because our vessels need food (which seems to be an enemy of so many people) I decided to focus on the interaction between our body (vessel) and the foods (vittles) we eat. Don’t you love that word (vittles) too? HaHa! It makes me laugh when I say it out loud. I remember hearing relatives from years ago say the word ‘vittles’ when referring to food.
Perfect title…. Vessels and Vittles…. that’s what this blog is all about.
A physical, mental, and spiritual journey… and I’m okay with letting you in on some of the ups and downs of this ever-changing human experience.
I’ve done a lot of things, worked at a lot of different places, met a lot of people, and have pretty much enjoyed life. For me, life is good because God is good and Jesus is my Lord.
I am a pencil portrait artist, professional resume writer, and I work at a major health tech company writing custom reports for one of their proprietary software programs. I’m inquisitive and I love finding and researching information.
I’m Jan. Hiya!