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Ruled by Food??

Friday, May 17, 2013

I used to have a streak going on blogging. I broke it, and it has been difficult to get back on doing it daily again. I know it is a key to my accountability on my daily goals & maybe that is why there is not to many goals met. Part of it is I have been ready to just relax in the evening after a long 12 hour day of daycare, that I just haven't been ready to sit down and blog.

One good thing is I am back on the daily Made to Crave. It has been good. Today really was encouraging. I was ready to eat stuff that I shouldn't for afternoon snack, instead I sat down and read a Ch 6. This quote really hit home....

"if we find that certain foods are impossible to walk away from -- we can't or won't deny ourselves an unhealthy choice in order to make a healthier choice -- then it's a clue that we are being ruled by this food on some level."

I don't want to be ruled by food and cravings. I sometimes think I deserve or really want something, it won't hurt just one time. But until I break through this plateau I must be more careful. My weakest time is in the afternoon. Therefore, I am planning on reading Made to Crave then.

I finished the two baby blankets this week...will post pictures later.

DAILY -- 5/8, 5/9, 5/10
1. Blog emoticon emoticon emoticon
2. Follow trainer's nutrition plan strictly emoticon
3. Exercise minimum of 30 minutes a day allowing one day of rest a week emoticon emoticon emoticon
4. Achilles/Calf stretch routine - ice Achilles tendon emoticon emoticon emoticon
5. Made to Crave Devotional emoticon emoticon emoticon

WEEKLY (Sat-Fri) --
1. Lying Leg Stretch - 3x's week (M-W-F) emoticon (T) emoticon emoticon
2. Made to Crave - watch DVD, read book & do homework emoticon
3. Plan meals emoticon emoticon
4. Cardio = min 20 min a day, Strength (M-W-F) emoticon

1. 2003 pictures into album
2. Bind wedding quilt
3. Bind granddaughter's baby quilt emoticon
4. Quilt/bind 2nd baby quilt emoticon
5. Make baby quilt for daycare parent
6. 2004 pictures sorted, labeled, put into album
7. Sort/put away stacks of material (leftover from projects)
8. Clean/organize quilting room
9. Start Mahan quilts
10. Finish cross stitch baby sampler for granddaughter
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    I too read Made to Crave (both the book and the devotional). I always felt there was something missing when it came to willpower and how it works. Made to Crave was the missing link!
    1833 days ago
    So easy to rationalize our indulgent food choices ... What I'm realizing is that my choices PROVE what I really want ... And lately it seems I want immediate satisfaction more than I want to lose these extra 4 pounds. If I REALLY want to lose them, I will make the choices needed. and I need to be honest with myself and my Spark friends about that! May God give us clarity to see what foods are controlling us, and make us willing and able to deny ourselves and give control back to Him alone!
    1833 days ago
    I appreciate you honesty! Staying away from certain foods is a weakness of mine as well! Hang in there, Carrie! emoticon
    1833 days ago
    emoticon , Carrie
    1833 days ago
    I am glad to see you are back blogging. I missed your updates.
    1833 days ago
    Congratulations on meeting so many of your goals. Can't wait to see the pictures of the quilts. My mom quilted, but I never learned how. Keep up the great work and thanks for the great blog. Sending hugs your way!
    1833 days ago
    I love lists. It is encouraging to see what I have accomplished.
    1833 days ago
    It's that attitude, "it won't hurt just this one time" that gets me in trouble. Because I repeat it the next day. And the next. And the next. Sometimes I think if I just don't think of my eating as being on a diet (i.e., being restricted), I would choose healthy options. At least I'd like to think that. I am a work in progress!
    1833 days ago
    It can be difficult after a long day at work to keep focussed. I'm constantly reassessing what I need to do for the best.
    Well done for meeting so many of your goals.

    1834 days ago
    very ambitious. keep it up.
    1834 days ago
  • ALYSSAR2012
    You met a lot of goals! Can't wait to see the blankets. That book sounds like something I ought to read. The quote makes me want to write a list of all foods I need to conquer that I am ruled by.
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