It has been an amazing week. I finished reading Made to Crave by Lysa Tirkrurst. It is a fabulous book. It is transforming my relationship with food. I was praying and asking God to lead me to what I should read next. His voice was clear as a bell, “Read it again, I am not through with you yet.” I do not hear God’s voice that clear often – so when I do, I listen. Then that evening, I got a call from a family member saying that they may have a life changing situation occurring. I cannot share who or what yet – as it is not my story to tell. Needless to say this rocked my world. I am a stress and emotional eater. After finding out this information, I felt so hungry. I wanted to eat and not healthy stuff. I have learned that I need to rely on God and not food to manage my stress and emotions. This is a struggle for me and I am glad God told me to re-read this book. I prayed for strength and was able **** that I was hungry but not for food, for comfort. God wrapped his arms around me and gave me peace. I have a lot more learning to do and with His guidance, I will thrive and give Him all the glory.
On a food note, my goals the past two weeks were:
1. Cook every night or for every night
2. Exercise 3 times for 30 minutes each week
3. Pack my lunch every day and eat only what I brought
4. Track everything
5. Make a plan for traveling to KTOT
I did pretty well this week and I lost 5.6 lbs over the last two weeks.