Morning my friends! I am so excited to see this day here!! It’s Friday!! Aaaaand, it’s a long weekend! Aaaaand, I get my braces on this coming Tuesday! Lot’s going on people….Lot’s!!
So How was your Valentine’s Day??? Did you guys get to do anything special? Or did you stay in and spend a quiet comfy night at home. I am currently drinking my morning coffee out of one of the special gifts my man sent me…
He already knows me SO well! I don’t even remember when I told him that I collect these cups….
When I got home from work yesterday, I was a bit spent. It had kind of been an emotional day……um, Aunt Flo will do that to ya….. anyway, my emotions were all over the place. I had a run planned and lets be honest, burying myself in a bowl of cookie dough was what I would have rather done. I ran. Only a couple of miles, but I was wanting to get finished so that I could call Kevin and we could open out packages together.
It was a super nice night…. We talked and talked and opened our gifts and talked some more. He has to be one of the most thoughtful men that I have ever encountered.
Turned into this….
Two eggs with spinach and half of a banana on the side.
I read something yesterday in my morning devotion that I wanted to share with you:
Let’s never forget that some of God’s greatest mercies are His refusals. He says no in order that He may, in some way we cannot imagine, say yes. All His ways with us are merciful. His meaning is always love.
My workout tonight will consist of the following:
50-100 jumping jacks
Made to Crave:
So after having a pretty emotional day yesterday, I wanted to talk a little bit about how dealing with those kinds of days can affect our cravings. A long time ago I would have come home and just drowned my sorrows in a bowl of ice cream and then another bowl and then maybe some cookies and then I would just scrounge around the kitchen for whatever else I could find. And to be honest, that doesn’t seem that long ago when I would do things like that and yet it seems like such a lifetime ago.
Emotions. How cruel they can be. Within seconds they can change the dynamics of an entire day. It’s crazy to think that they could do that, but hopefully I am not alone in thinking that. I have to admit, I kind of wear my feelings on my sleeve. In certain situations, that can be a good thing, but when it comes to being coached or conversations it can lead to hurt feelings. How I react to things is however on me.
It’s so funny how God can use things and put things in front of you to help you and/or change you. I wanted to share some of the things that I have read this week from the Made to Crave book.
- If no one sees you, then the calories don’t count. (pg 147)
- This isn’t just a battle in the physical and mental realm. This battle is spiritual as well. Satan wants us to sneak things in secret. (pg 147)
- And while we must pay attention to the real numbers by eating less and moving more, we would do well to consider the variable in our lives as well. (pg 143)
- We must deal with our triggers (pg 143)
- We must identify our places of emotional emptiness and admit how futile it is to try to fill those places with food. (pg 143)
- It’s so easy to park our minds in bad spots. To dwell and rehash and wish things were different. But to think on hard things keeps us in hard spots and only serves to deepen our feelings of emotional emptiness. (pg 141)
- And when I couldn’t figure out how to fill what my heart was lacking, my stomach was more than willing to offer a few suggestions. Food became a comfort I could turn on and off like a faucet. It was easy. It was filling. It was available. It became a pattern. And somehow, each time my heart felt a little empty, my stomach picked up on the cues and suggested I feed it instead. (pg 138)
- I had to stop thinking about what I shouldn’t have and park my mind on thoughts of being thankful for what I could have. (pg 151)
God’s word says to think on things that are pure, noble, right, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy, and true.
I hope you guys have a great day!