this last month has not been kind to my body! I have made many poor food choices and the pounds just jump back on! I gained 15 pds over a period of 2 months! That is not ok, I still can wear my smaller clothes, but they were getting tight. I started on my Hcg Tuesday and have now lost 7.4 pds from my top gorge weight, 4.2 from my starting weight. I have my buddy to keep my accountable and we are both doing great our first week. I can tell ya that it is much easier to do this with someone along side. But I do have a twist to it this time, I have been reading the book “Made to Crave” that I heard about from my good friend Melissa B. It is very encouraging and helps to take the focus off of the food and on to God and my relationship with Him. The weight gain goes much deeper than just making poor food choices. It goes to the heart of being malnurished spiritually while my physical body is needing to lose weight. So I am embarking on this quest with far more of a purpose than just losing weight, I want to get my “Want to” in place to seek after God, filling those craving with His presence and not with food that is poisening my body and making me fat. Feeding my Spirit and growing in a close relationship with Jesus. Thank you to Melissa B for her words of encouragement on facebook. If you are interested in this book I have put a link to it on my bookclub page on this blog, as well as this post.
“Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the ‘I’ll start again Monday’ cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal — and grow closer to God in the process. This is not a how-to book. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This book is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose. This is a book and Bible study to help you find the ‘want to’ in making healthy lifestyle choices.”