Made To Crave Book and ramblings.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I have found that blogging helps to keep me on track so I will try to do it daily (once again).
Today was great! I have not eaten compulsively. The thought did cross my mind but I did not give in. I had my breakfast, my 10 am snack, lunch, 3 pm snack, dinner, and am about to have a pm snack after I finish here. My calorie goal for today was 1360 and I have eaten 1240 so that is pretty good. And I don't feel hungry either. There was no food brought to the office today, thank goodness!
OA meeting was good too. We have been listening to an OA Big Book Study. We are starting to talk about step 4. I always feel better after a meeting! I feel more confident and I really believe I can do do this thing.
I read a book a while back called Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa Terkeurst.
It was a very good book but I read it and laid it aside without much thought. I believe I need to read it again and really put my mind to studying it this time. There are some profound statements in there such as:
"We have to see the purpose of our struggle with food as something more than getting to wear smaller sizes and receiving compliments. SHALLOW DESIRES PRODUCE SHALLOW EFFORTS. These good things are nice, but not as appealing in the moment as a cinnamon roll, or those chips, or that brownie. The process of getting healthy has to be about more than just losing weight and focusing on ourselves. It's not about adjusting our diets and hoping for good physical results. It's about re-calibrating our souls so that we want to change for the right reasons."
Wow!! That says a lot people! I really get that "shallow desires produce shallow efforts" and my efforts have been pretty shallow here lately. That is something I am going to ponder on. I believe I shall read this book again and I mean really read it this time!
Have a great night my friends!