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Obedience

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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.

Daily Goals:
1) Blog -- emoticon
2) Exercise at least 50 minutes. emoticon 120 min
3) Eat at least 5 freggies a day emoticon 6 servings
4) Instead of eating something unhealthy today, I will... watch the first video session of Made to Crave
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  • FLUTTERBY4JC
    You are doing great! Made to crave changed my life when I went through it with a group and I hope that it touches your life in a deep way! God Bless.
    2770 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4592528
    I found that study very helpful! Read the book on my own, then lead a group of women through the study & DVD a few months later. I still go back & look at it. I hope you keep on with it! Love ya! Susie

    And good job, not turning to food yesterday! emoticon
    2771 days ago
  • NBARNES
    Well, it seems like you've been on a pretty good role - so you continue to move the right direction!
    2771 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11129519
    What a lovely series of quotes and how inspirational. I've not heard of Made to Crave here in the UK but will look it up.
    No one is perfect and we all have days where we "could do better". The main victory is when we recognise this and do something to make a positive change.
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    2771 days ago
  • READYBETTY
    Wonderful truths! I read a chapter out of Made to Crave each week and try to apply what I learn. It' is really helping me to renew my mind and to make how I eat and exerise an act of worship. God bless you, Carrie! You're doing it!
    2771 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
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  • K1TT3N
    AWESOME !!!!!!
    2771 days ago
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