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There is power in the name of Jesus = I made it through the day
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      5 comments

The song "Break Every Chain" has been in my head for days now, and I think I know why. God knows that I need Jesus' power to break my slavery to food. So, literally, one day at a time, I will call on the name of the Lord and walk in His victory... Read more
I hope I'm not an April Fool to re-start "Made to Crave" on April 1st!
Monday, March 31, 2014      1 comments

It's been a while since I've bee an active on SparkPeople. I have been entering fitness minutes, so it's not like I've been sluggish. But my eating habits! Arrrgh! I find myself thinking about food constantly, and giving in to the desire to eat.... Read more
Must. Stop. Eating. With. Abandon!
Friday, January 03, 2014      5 comments

Some time last year I posted a blog about eating "with abandon." When will I learn? I got on the scale this morning and was not surprised to see that I had gained weight. My jeans don't fit as well as they used to, and I have resorted occa... Read more
Plank Challenge?
Sunday, December 29, 2013      4 comments

I saw this posted by someone on my facebook news feed, and wondered if it was worth doing. So I'm putting it here on this blog so I can reference it. If you know anything about it, let me know! Note: I am including the link to the Plank as... Read more
Clean eating = Weight Loss?
Saturday, October 12, 2013      8 comments

I just returned this week from a trip to Germany for my son's wedding. It was a busy, busy time of preparations--not much sight seeing this trip, except for the obvious--the Dom (Cathedral) and Rathaus (Town Hall) and castles (Burg) and the roll... Read more
Exercising at home...not so bad!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      4 comments

I enjoy going to Planet Fitness. I really do. The staff is friendly and there are always enough cardio machines to work out on, and the strength training machines are usually available as well. But tonight I just didn't want to leave the house. ... Read more
"The Spark Solution" is pretty good so far!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      3 comments

I hadn't thought about blogging during my adventure with "The Spark Solution" until now. I doubt I'll write every day, but I have to report that so far, things are going pretty well. I was beginning to get discouraged about weight loss. All... Read more
It's not "just like starting over," it IS starting over!
Friday, July 19, 2013      7 comments

Wow. I got on the scale today and found that I had gained five pounds in a month. Am I surprised? No, not at all. I allowed all the things I was doing: helping my son who lived an hour away to get his driver's license, helping that same son clea... Read more
Am I finding my inner athlete?
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      3 comments

I had the strangest experience this morning. When I woke up, my body was craving exercise! I've NEVER awakened like that before. Me? Wanting to exercise? No, NEEDING to exercise! It had been several days since I'd had a good workout, and because... Read more
Changing my eating partner
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      9 comments

I got on the scale today and was not surprised to see that I have gained weight. I know why: I've been eating with abandon. Hmm...I think I should change that to a capital "A." I've been eating with Abandon. I think it's time to choose a differe... Read more
Trusting God every day to feed my spiritual hunger ("Made to Crave, Reflection Questions, Chapter 6
Thursday, April 18, 2013      5 comments

For several months now I've been reading the devotional "Jesus Calling." It's a very good devotional; I recommend it. Written from the perspective of God speaking to us, and I have experienced God speaking to me through this devotional just what... Read more
What do I hunger for? ("Made to Crave" Reflection Questions Chapter 6-continued)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      5 comments

How is it that I keep forgetting what to do when it comes to food? As I've blogged, before-- I know the good I should do, and yet I don't do it. Hmm...sounds familiar... "So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right... Read more
Practicing Self-Control (Made to Crave, Chapter 6)
Monday, April 08, 2013      4 comments

It's been so long since I've blogged the answers to the questions in "Made to Crave" I've forgotten how I titled it. But I think that the answers are probably more important than the consistency of title. And these questions are pivotal for me r... Read more
"I get very good advice but I very seldom follow it..."
Saturday, April 06, 2013      5 comments

I had a rude awakening this morning. I got on the scale and found out I had gained at least 8 pounds over the past month or so. It wasn't a surprise, as I have been eating way too much lately. I have blogged so many times, and read so much... Read more
New wine in new wineskins
Saturday, March 09, 2013      4 comments

My husband has been preaching on Matthew during Lent. I had gotten a little behind in the reading of the gospel, so I took time this morning to catch up. I was reading in Matthew 9:17: "Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they... Read more

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