This morning I had an hour long emotional call with my sister. Then afterwards, when I was on Facebook I watched a home video of a friend's family singing at the bedside of their elderly aunt. I really wanted to eat, eat , eat. But I stopped myself and sparked instead. I saw this saw this in a a SPfriend's blog..."At the end of the day, it comes down to a decision — are you going to change your habits? Or are you going to live the same way you always have?" I knew I needed to change.
I started reading through Made to Crave Devotional on Monday. Today's really struck home. The title was "The Right Questions". Here are are few quotes from it....
"The biggest shift in her motivation from her yo-yo dieting days was replacing the delight of diminishing numbers on the scale with the delight of obedience to God."
"Define your week by obedience, not be a number on the scale."
"...stop and ask myself the following questions:
- -Do I overeat this week on any day?
--Did I move more and exercise regularly?
--Did I eat in secret or out of anger or frustration?
--Did I feel that at any time I ran to food instead of to God?
--Before I hopped on the scale, did I think I'd had a successful, God-pleasing week?"
"The only true satisfaction we can seek is the satisfaction of being obedient to the Lord."
This is my prayer..."Dear Lord, I don't want to define myself by a number on my scale or any other human value. I truly want to be obedient to You each day. Help me to follow hard after You. In Jesus' name. Amen."
My daughter had given me the Made to Crave video series and books a year and a half ago. I had started it but only did two weeks. This afternoon, I started working through it again.
1) Blog --
2) Exercise at least 50 minutes.
3) Eat at least 5 freggies a day
4) Instead of eating something unhealthy today, I will... watch the first video session of Made to Crave