Smoothie for One
I’ve been doing intermittent fasting to lose weight. This means twice a week I go 30 to 38 hours between meals.
For the last several years I have made smoothies for Lori and myself for lunch. It’s a healthy low-calorie meal we both enjoy. Several times when I was fasting for the day I offered to make Lori a smoothie, and she declined the offer. Then one day when she couldn’t think of anything to make and knew she needed the fibre, she “allowed me” to make her a smoothie.
Now I’ve done this a few times. I honestly don’t mind. In fact, I like doing it for her.
I’m sure she said no because she didn’t want to be an imposition or she felt it was unfair to ask me to make lunch for her when I wasn’t eating. But she didn’t ask, I offered. And I didn’t offer because I felt I had to, I did it because I wanted to. Honestly, I was about to the point of making and handing it to her!
I see women do this often, especially with their family. I think many women were taught they were second-class citizens and are still living that out. Please know there is nothing second class about you in God’s eyes. That means any person who sees you as second class is wrong… even if that person is you!
~ Paul – I’m XY, and yes the intermittent fasting is working!