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2/6/14 10:00 P

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I just started M2C today. I joined the team. I would love to interact with people about the book. Today, the insight I got was that I turn to food for comfort, like the voices in my head tell me food will make it better.

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9/24/12 10:46 A

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I reread this the other day and the phrase that stuck out the most was "we crave what we eat". I know that I've been on a diet downward spiral for weeks - and a lot of it had to do with having certain snacks in the house. If I didn't have them in the house, I wouldn't think about them, and I definitely wouldn't make a special trip just to eat them. But because they were there, I ate them, and because I ate them, I kept eating them.


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2/19/12 5:01 P

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Returnto Thin, I encourage you that you can do it. I can relate to your frustration. I have been here many times. I agree with you about the time, it seems like time goes by so fast and all that you would like to do , tends to get put on the counter until another time. My encouragement to you is take positive steps forward and in time you will see your program work in your favor.

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2/19/12 4:55 P

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Hello, I too have just begun to study the book as well. Loking at chapter one, what really stood out to me, was the place where Lysa shared , '' Truth is powerful. The more saturated we are with truth, the more powerful we'll be in resisting our temptation." ( page 24)
When asked the question if I could personify craving by describing how it looks like, or even how it would speak, I must admit was awkward at first.To me as I thouhgt more on this, cravings would be more like a sneaky thief trying to catch me off gurad and trip me up.
What else caught my attention was where she shared that "we crave what we eat." ( Page 19)
I agree with Lysa where she teaches that choosing better foods is part of the process, but we can not forget to address the issue of cravings.
I like how Lysa opened up the scripture found in 1 John 2:15-16 and spoke to us about the cravings of the sinful man, the lust of our eyes and the boasting of what we have or have done. What spoke to my heart the most was the testimony of Jesus verses Eve.
"But here's the significant difference between Eve and Jesus. Eve was saturated in the object of her desire. Jesus was saturated in God's truth." ( Page 23) Powerful!!!


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2/1/12 11:03 A

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guess no one else is here in week 1..... I have been so busy with other work and Bible studies, I haven't been back to finish week 1. I'm also part of a group called Bod4God that is meeting weekly at my church. Plus Beth Moore's James, and a daily devotional that the church is going through. Wish all I had to do was sit all day and soak in God's word!! But I continue to trudge on!!


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1/25/12 3:20 P

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working my way through week 1 in the book and workbook. Do I immediately PRAY? That is a challenging challenge! My scale hasn't really moved for almost 2 week and that is discouraging and I have eaten appropriately and started exercise. I'm hoping the muscles are growing and that is what is stifling the scale from not moving.... but it is discouraging.... but i will keep on, keeping on and nothing else is worth it!


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1/23/12 3:04 A

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This is my second time through Chapter 1 and it is speaking to me on a deeper level this time.

Deborah - you are not alone and please, do not feel like a "2nd rate Christian" for you surely are not!! I can empathize though as I often have to catch myself from going down that road myself.

Something of the many things that stood out to me in this chapter are:

That I completely agree with Lysa saying "simply telling me to eat healthier foods that will help me feel full longer does not address the heart of the matter" and "Just feeling full isn't the answer to sticking with a healthy eating plan". I can so relate!!!

I felt convicted when Lysa describes the comparison of Eve and Jesus both being tempted and the difference between how they each responded to their temptations. "Eve was saturated in the object of her desire. Jesus was saturated in God's truth". Wow!!

"Truth is powerful. The more saturated we are in the truth, the more powerful we'll be in resisting our temptations. And the more we'll naturally direct our cravings where they should be directed - to the Author of all truth."

Be empowered and saturated in the Truth my friends!!

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1/18/12 9:36 P

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I just got the videos and books about a week ago.
Tonight I'm watching the first video again, and then I'm going to do the workbook this week. I did the assignment for Day 1 and the thing that keeps catching my eye: " We crave what we eat." So I'm going to focus on what I'm craving.... and what I do with that craving. When I read the Word, do I crave to read more?

I just finished Priscilia Shririer's He Speaks to me.. and she talks about being Desperate for God, Desperate to Hear His Voice! and then I like Lysa's: "Everytime I crave something i knew wasn't part of my food plan, I used that craving as a prompt to pray. I craved a lot. So, I found myself praying a lot."

So, that will be my prayer today.... Remind me Holy Spirit to pray when I encounter wanting a food that is not healthier or wanting to eat more than I need to.

Hope all is well with others....
Lois


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12/27/11 2:13 P

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Share your insights from the first chapter, "What's Really Going On Here?"

I had a hard time understanding the meaning behind "we crave what we eat". On the surface it seems obvious, but the more I think about it, the more I think I'm not getting the meaning. Is it about reprogramming my taste buds? Or is it about building healthy habits?

What I do understand is that I crave food more than I crave God. That is absolutely true for me. It really makes me feel like a 2nd rate Christian, even though I know that's not how God sees me.

"Yes, we were made to crave--long for, want greatly, desire eagerly, and beg for--God. Only God. But Satan wants to do everything possible to replace our craving for God with something else."

My pastor often says, "Man chose to worship created things instead of the Creator." I know in my life, I use food improperly all the time. I reach for food when I'm bored. I reach for food when I'm stressed. I reach for food when I'm angry. I reach for food when I'm sad. At those times, why am I not reaching out to God? Doesn't he know exactly what I'm going through?

Then there are times when it is just a habit. I reach for food because that's what I always do. I feel like my mind is set on autopilot and I find myself not paying attention to what I'm eating - or how much. I say I'm eating without thinking, but the truth is, I'm avoiding the thoughts that might actually stop me from eating.

Edited by: DSW310 at: 12/31/2011 (12:14)
Keep moving forward!

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