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Day 52 of 100 - "Finding Your 'Want To'"

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I am so glad I pulled out Made to Crave again. Yesterday I read Chapter 10 where I had left off last year, but I decided today that I needed to start over. I am glad I did.
Today's quotes...

--"Getting healthy isn't just about losing weight. It's not limited to adjusting our diet and hoping for good physical results. It;s about recalibrating our souls so that we want to change--spiritually, physically and mentally. And the battle really is in all three areas."

--"If we want to conquer our cravings, we'll have to redirect them to God."

--"I finally had to admit the truth that what I eat matters."

--"I had to decide I was tired of settling, tired of compromising. What happens when you delete "com" from the compromise? You're left with a promise. We were made for more than compromise. We were made for God's promises in every area of our lives."

I am looking forward to continue reading and doing the accompanying study book. I know I started this challenge strong. I am halfway through it and it is getting harder to stay totally focused, so this will help to me to stay the course.

Oh, by the way the brownies are history! No longer around to tempt me emoticon

This afternoon, I partly deconstructed my son-in-law's kilt so I can do a major alteration. He lost weight this last year and I need to take it in.

Daily Goals- Day 52
1. Track ALL food & exercise emoticon
2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) emoticon
3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- emoticon
4. Eat 5 servings of freggies emoticon
5. High protein breakfast emoticon
6. Eliminate morning snack emoticon
7. Blog Daily emoticon
8. Made to Crave emoticon

  
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LKWQUILTER 7/11/2014 7:16PM

    You are staying on track Carrie. emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 7/11/2014 1:38PM

    Good going, Carrie!! You'll be feeling better about how you are doing and stay on track even better with adding that book to your goals! WooHoo!!
Hope you are having a fabulous day!! (((HUGS)))

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CROUCHINGFLEA 7/11/2014 8:43AM

    Looks like you are doing great! I love the quotes you post from this book, I may go buy it myself, sounds awesome!

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GOLFGMA 7/11/2014 7:37AM

    I have the book and I go each day to girlfriendsingod.com to hear more from Lysa and the other ladies in morning devotionals. Love this part of crosswalk.com. Thanks for the reminder. emoticon

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PAOLINA 7/11/2014 4:35AM

    It sounds well worth reading,

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/11/2014 12:00AM

    Never heard of this book, but now I want to read it!! Thanks for sharing!!

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MOMZOOKEEPER 7/10/2014 11:38PM

    Haven't read the whole book, but I had the chance to view the video series that goes along with the study of "Made to Crave." GREAT material! I love Lysa TerKeurst's writing and speaking. Thank you for sharing some of her with us today! emoticon

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Day 51 of 100 - "This Isn't Fair"

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I started back reading Made to Crave today. I had ended with Chapter 9, so I read Chapter 10 "This Isn't Fair". Boy did it home!! I had made brownies to take up to the cabin last weekend. I had some left over. They were calling my name emoticon Well, I gave in and had one this afternoon with some Peanut Butter Cup ice cream.
Then I read Chapter 10. Here is a couple of quotes...

--"Our flesh buys right into Satan's lie that it's not fair for things to be withheld from us."
--"I realized having a pity party was a clue I was reliying on my own strength not God's."
--"...think beyond the moment. Say out loud,"This feels good now, but how will I feel about this in the morning?"
--"Weakness is hard, but it doesn't have to mean defeat. It is my opportunity to experience God's power firsthand."
--"Our taste buds make such empty claims to satisfy us, but perservering with God will make us truly full, complete, not lacking anything."

I plan on using these ideas next time I am tempted to eat something that is not really on my eating plan.

I think I am going to reread the first 9 chapters.

I finished all the final details on the 5 Mahan memory quilts I have quilted. I now have 8 more tops to quilt for my cousins. I have a couple for myself that I will do after the others are done.

I also made the scrappy binding for my sister's 50th birthday quilt. I still need to quilt it.

Daily Goals- Day 51
1. Track ALL food & exercise emoticon
2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) emoticon
3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- emoticon
4. Eat 5 servings of freggies emoticon
5. High protein breakfast emoticon
6. Eliminate morning snack emoticon
7. Blog Daily emoticon
8. Made to Crave emoticon

  
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OLDERDANDRT 7/10/2014 4:40PM

    That's great! Sounds like you chose a great book to help you along!
Hope you are having a great day and keep up the great work! (Give the excess brownies, cookies, etc. away to another household or throw them away. It's worth it.)
Be well!! (((HUGS)))

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CROUCHINGFLEA 7/10/2014 10:29AM

    Thanks for sharing that, it really hit home. Last night I caved and had a pop tart, it didn't satisfy me, it made me crave more sweets! I might get that book to read!

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PAOLINA 7/10/2014 2:38AM

    I found your post interesting and relevant. We all need to be reminded of the importance of our long-term goals compared with our transitory pleasures.

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Day 50 of 100 - Halfway

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I am halfway through my 100 Day challenge. I have lost @ 7 lbs. I am adding another daily goal - Made to Crave. I had started the book last year but I never finished it. I want to finish it now and apply what I learn. I will be starting it back up tomorrow.

Daily Goals- Day 50 -- 7/8
1. Track ALL food & exercise emoticon
2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) emoticon
3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- emoticon
4. Eat 5 servings of freggies emoticon
5. High protein breakfast emoticon
6. Eliminate morning snack emoticon
7. Blog Daily emoticon
8. Made to Crave

  
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OLDERDANDRT 7/9/2014 1:27PM

    Wow! Look at you!! 7 pounds lighter!! Way to go, Carrie!! Love that you are adding to your goal list! Sounds wonderful and I know you're going to keep up the great work! (((HUGS)))

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2BTHINMAMMA 7/9/2014 10:22AM

    emoticon emoticon 1/2 way there!!

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CROUCHINGFLEA 7/9/2014 8:03AM

    Awesome for making it halfway!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 7/9/2014 6:11AM

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SPEEDY143 7/9/2014 2:38AM

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TRUCKERSMRS 7/9/2014 2:35AM

    emoticon Well done on the 7lbs.

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/9/2014 12:42AM

    Fantastic!!!

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ALICE_TENNIS 7/8/2014 11:32PM

    Awesome goals -- challenging yet do-able!
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Day 46-49 - Cabin

Monday, July 07, 2014

I was gone for the last three days. We took a mini vacation to our family cabin (my great grandparents bought it in 1949). It is a rustic cabin with no running water. It was nice to get away and "relax".

Daily Goals- Day 46-48 -- 7/4-7/6
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3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- emoticon , emoticon, emoticon
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5. High protein breakfast emoticon , emoticon, emoticon
6. Eliminate morning snack emoticon, emoticon, emoticon
7. Blog Daily emoticon emoticon emoticon

Daily Goals- Day 49 -- 7/7
1. Track ALL food & exercise emoticon
2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) emoticon
3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- emoticon
4. Eat 5 servings of freggies emoticon
5. High protein breakfast emoticon
6. Eliminate morning snack emoticon
7. Blog Daily emoticon

  
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OLDERDANDRT 7/8/2014 1:01PM

    You know, I'm thinkin' the nice time you had was well worth all good things for you and if you didn't get to track or something those days, no biggie!! Glad you had a great time to unwind!! Sounds great! And you're clipping right along, too! Way to go!! Super, duper!!
Hope you had a most fabulous 4th (as I figure that's why you were at the cabin)!! We had an uneventful weekend which is just the way we like it!! Have a lovely Tuesday! (((HUGS)))

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CROUCHINGFLEA 7/8/2014 7:44AM

    Sounds nice and relaxing!

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MCFITZ2 7/7/2014 10:45PM

    Good to get away and recharge. Worth a lot. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 7/7/2014 9:08PM

    I believe getting away is good for your well-being. Glad you had a good time.

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Day 45 of 100 - More Baking

Thursday, July 03, 2014

I was able to work out on the elliptical for 45 minutes this morning, then I did a couple of SP videos plus some stretching.

I made brownies and Chocolate Pudding Cake for my daughter's birthday celebration on Saturday (that was her request).

Daily Goals- Day 45 -- 7/3
1. Track ALL food & exercise emoticon
2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) emoticon
3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- emoticon
4. Eat 5 servings of freggies emoticon
5. High protein breakfast emoticon
6. Eliminate morning snack emoticon
7. Blog Daily emoticon

  
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LKWQUILTER 7/4/2014 10:29PM

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OLDERDANDRT 7/4/2014 12:33PM

    Way to go on knocking out the exercise!! Fantastic!!
Your DD has an addiction to chocolate like me, it seems!! Sounds pretty good, but a moment on the lips.............. emoticon hehe
Keep up the fabulous work, Carrie!! You're nearly half way on your 100 day goal!! WooHoo!!
Hope you are having a wonderful day! Enjoy celebrating the birthday of our nations and stay safe!! (((HUGS)))

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CROUCHINGFLEA 7/4/2014 10:03AM

    Sounds like your doing great!

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/4/2014 1:24AM

    You're doing great! Keep on keeping on!!!

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144AUTUMN 7/3/2014 11:50PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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