Ahhh... where were we last official Weight Tracker Wednesday? Well, I had just lost a few pounds partially due to the flu. How many of you knew that wouldn't last?
Yep, the pound and a half lost from the flu was right back on the next day. I was probably dehydrated. So, since then I went up a little due to the need to consume certain favorite foods I need when I am in Arkansas. *wink*
BUT as of today.... that extra pound or so is gone and I am back where we were. And I am happy about it!
Really, I am happy about my new approach. From the book, Made to Crave that I told you about, I am learning some good stuff.
Here is another good one : "Living in victory tastes sweeter than any unhealthy delicacy."
Also, she talks a lot about how as Christians we are called to live our lives with self control and even self denial. Ummm.... yea. That can apply to healthy living. Yikes. I thought as Christians we had figured out pretty well how to make eat whatever we want a freedom we deserve in Christ. *wink*
So, self control. That is an area that if I learn to use it in my eating it will only help me practice self control in all areas of my life.
Are you convicted? I am. But in a good way. I don't feel like it is something I cannot do. With Christ as the focus I am thrilled to seek His help I DON'T have to do this on my own. He has promised to help. It's what He does.
I see now that overeating is really just Satan's way of getting me to satisfy my natural desire for a relationship with Christ with food. He would much rather I eat than smile at my Savior as I push aside that extra serving. Clever huh?
My haircut post will be later. My appointment is later today!