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100 Days of Weight Loss - Day 5

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Magic Notebook

I want to start off by saying that blogging is my magic notebook. I want anything and everything out in the open. I want all the world to see everything of me, as it may encourage and edify them! Besides, who am I, that I would hide my candle?

Todays lesson is telling me to make myself accountable, by keeping a journal. Thanks SP, for the way to do that! Writing things down concerning my eating patterns, my likes, my dislikes, and any struggles I may be having, which I'm not claiming, with this lifestyle change journey.

Then the focus shifted to craving specific foods. That was a sore spot with me, once upon a time, [really it was two months ago] to let it go! I don't even remember the food that had crossed my mind, but I was having a conversation with God, and I told Him that I felt like I wanted a, [since I don't remember the food, I'll use the word smores], smore and He reply back to me was, "No you don't!" I waited about five minutes and I told God, that I really did want that smore, and again His response was, "No, you don't!" I still wasn't accepting what God was telling me and I went back to Him a third time and said, "God I really do want that smore, I feel like my body is craving for a smore!" Well, this time, His response was different. He told me to go ahead and eat it, which I did, with great pleasure!

About half an hour later, my stomach began to hurt so bad, it doubled me over, and I was crying out for God to take the pain away. This was God's response: "Now see, didn't I tell you that you didn't need that smore? Didn't I tell you to leave it alone? You're still being hard headed, and I see sometimes you'll learn the hard way, by personal and painful experience."I learned my lesson, and I now know specifically, that if God tells me no, to a certain food, then I need to listen. That was the first and the last time that I go back before God, and argue with Him!!!

Now, God has given me foods to eat that I didn't know I could have, like popcorn. Oh the smell of popcorn, in the movie theaters, is AMAZING! Now I knew that I wasn't able to have movie theater popcorn, but again my body felt a craving coming on and God immediately stepped in when he told me to go to a certain fly by night catalog, and low and behold, when I was looking through the pages, there in the midst of everything, I saw my answer. It was a microwave popcorn popper that uses no oil! God provided a way for me to have one of my pleasures, and I've enjoyed it several times, and I love it! God's there all the time, and all the time God's there for me!

Since the bad craving experience, and a hankering for some popcorn, I haven't had any other cravings. Since my lifestyle change, food has taken on a new urgency. It's nutritional value to me, is so important, and when I look at the ingredients and fix what I want, the taste is phenomenal and I savor each and every bite, as it's a new experience to my taste buds and to the temple that God gave me!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CM_GARDNER78 1/6/2014 12:36AM

    Our God is a good God, and He wants to see us happy!! :-) I love this blog! emoticon

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MICKEYH 1/5/2014 6:51PM

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LADYSTARWIND 1/5/2014 5:59PM

    Popcorn...interesting that it was a craving for you too! When I was sick two weeks ago, that's all my mind could think of. So I made just a bit, in olive oil, with maybe 1/3 the butter & salt I normally do....and my stomach **finally** quit feeling queasy.

I do believe that sometimes our bodies are craving something that does us good. Certainly many things worse than popcorn! (Unless of course, it becomes an "I gotta have" all-the-time!!)
Have a great day!

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ANATASHIKI 1/5/2014 12:55PM

    emoticon emoticon isn't it great how He is always there when you need Him?

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1CRAZYDOG 1/5/2014 8:42AM

    Oh my, we really DO have to listen to Him, as he is the Perfect Parent and KNOWS what we need (or not) and sometimes does the hard thing and let's us learn the lesson despite the hardship . . . Tough Love!


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MSLZZY 1/5/2014 8:04AM

    Listen and all the answers will be provided.

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