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BillOctober 4, 2016

Read Elder Cook talk from conference.

YepOctober 4, 2016

The cinnamon roll story reminds me of a dear friend whose mother believed that "Bread was the staff of life," thus rationalizing feeding her children huge cinnamon rolls for breakfast, as snacks, etc. This family was obese, and the mother suffered from 300-lb weight, heart problems, knee issues, etc. She frequently justified how she fed her family--hey, the rolls have wheat, so it's ok that we eat six at a time, etc. She died after a long and miserable battle with heart disease. My friend, in her 50s, now also is 300 lbs with a lot of the same physical and emotional problems. She insists they eat lots of vegetables, but they're doused in butter and sugar or cheese sauces. While she's absolutely miserable, she can't see how to change--or she feels disloyal to her dead mother for throwing out her recipes. Sometimes she's ready to hear my suggestions when she asks for them, but then she immediately rationalizes them away. I hope she's ready to listen and apply sooner rather than later, because already their medical bills are growing.

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