"Stinkin', Rotten, Horrible, No Good Day" reflection
This chapter is about getting a handle on food during the hard times. That is probably my biggest challenge...not running for the chocolate or chips or cookies or popcorn, or apple crisp... Read more
"This Isn't Fair" reflection
WOW! This chapter is packed full of what I needed to hear!
Saying, "This isn't fair" is "one of the biggest tricks Satan plays on us."
"...once we taste (our) forbidden fruit, we will crave it worse t... Read more
"But Exercise Makes Me Want to Cry" reflection
Psalm 73:26 "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
"When it comes to my body, I can't live with divided loyalties. I can either be lo... Read more
"Making Peace with the Realities of My Body" reflection.
BEFORE stepping on the scale...Define your week by your obedience, not by the number on the scale by asking yourself
-Did I overeat this week on any day?
-Did I move more and exe... Read more
This week I broke my 2nd major weight plateau. Those plateaus where your weight doesn't change or bounces between 2 numbers for weeks and even months. I had my 1st one last fall, a small one over the winter and a major one this spring.
I ... Read more
"Growing Closer to God" reflections
Here are a few of my favorite lines from this chapter. Still digesting and pondering much of this chapter, so this blog probably isn't finished yet.
"How do we grow closer to God? By making the cho... Read more
"Made for More" reflection
I was made for more than this vicious cycle of weight gain, loss, gain, loss, gain and being ruled by my taste buds, hormones, temptations, and the inborn female demand for chocolate! (paraphrase of 2 of Lysa's s... Read more
A virus has been going around our family. My homeschooled son had it early in the week and now I have it, so I've had some time to stop, sit, think, reflect. I've come to the conclusion that my stated goals on my SparkPage are just too open-en... Read more
Personal Reflection on "Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Before Thinking"
I used to feel envious and jealous when a friend would lose weight. That is until my best friend, Terri, lost 80+ 2 years ago. I just couldn't be envious and jealous o... Read more
"Getting a Plan"
I LOVE planning. My favorite part of homeschooling is the planning stages. Hope, Excitement, Organization, Anticipation, Goals. My own personal joke is that I love planning so much....I can plan the fun out of any party.... Read more
Chapter 2. replacing my cravings.
Replace cravings with prayer is the very basic message of chapter 2.
What reasons motive my desire to get healthier?
I have 2 reasons....I was sick and tired of being sick and t... Read more
I'll be doing a challenge of my own...it's to read through the book, "Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst, allowing God to challenge and change me on the inside. I will blog about my journey as I feel lead to share.
Intro- Finding Your WANT T... Read more
When I first started my SP journey, my goal weight was 160. I felt so good as I shed the pounds, I decided to move my goal weight to 140. That would get me out of the 'overweight' BMI by a few lbs for my 5'4" height.
I have experienced ... Read more