Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Day 3: "The Right Questions"
(from Made to Crave Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst madetocrave.org/purchase -resources
Quotes from the devotional...
"Thought for the Day: I must obey God rather than the scale."
"Define your week by obedience, not by a number on a scale....Did I overeat?...exercise regularly?...eat in secret or out of anger or frustration?...Did I feel I ran to food instead of God?"
"Yes, eating healthy and exercising gets our bodies into better shape, but we are never supposed to get soul satisfaction from our looks...We must obey God rather than human values - like a number on a scale or a size tag on my jeans"
I'm guilty of thinking my soul will be satisfied if I'm a size smaller. I think my soul can only be satisfied in this journey by drawing closer to God as I lean on Him to help me through it.
Progress: I stayed on track for the most part today. My family had pizza and I only ate the toppings, and a side of veggies. Then at our home group gather for church, I ate healthy stuff since the host was on a diet, too. They served chocolate cake and somehow we were the ones who brought the leftovers. I didn't eat any today, but the villain is still in my kitchen threatening me. Help Lord!
I did eat 3 Atkins bars, which is more than I want to eat, but it's what I do when I want sweets. I want to eventually cut my bar consumption down to one a day, no more than two, but not two or more every day. Since it was Sunday I didn't exercise.
Peace & Blessings