Monday, February 7, 2011

Do You Need to Lose Weight?

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Losing weight can be hard!  The past two years have been difficult and I must admit I've indulged more than I should.  And I know better!

But I've found that food can be such a comfort.  But it's only temporary and then ...I feel worse.

I've been hearing more and more about a new book by Lysa TerKeurst called
Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food.

Check out this short video as Lysa introduces this book:

I've lost a few pounds since I began working all day with little children. But I know I need to get back to a consistent routine of exercise and portion control.

Instead of running to the refrigerator for comfort, I want to run to the Lord. Only He can provide that comfort I need.

How about you? Do you struggle in this area?

Hang in there. You are not alone. And I'll share my thoughts about Lysa's book after I use that gift certificate.

Blessings and love,

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Cindy said...

I've also heard so much about this of these days I need to purchase it! Food has been such a comfort in the past little while! I must change my focus, but it is Hard!!!

Denise said...

Amen, in total agreement sis.

Jill - FNA Photography said...

Beautiful! Praise God you are finding your comfort in Him more and more!

Love you!

Jill - FNA Photography said...

Beautiful! Praise God you are finding your comfort in Him more and more!

Love you!

BARBIE said...

A very timely post. I've downloaded the book a few weeks ago, and have only read Chapter 1. I am realizing my issues with food are very deep, stemming from childhood. I am hoping to begin to tackle this area of my life soon. I really want to dig into this book and get a better perspective, and I so want to fill every void with Him!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Yes, food is comforting!! And I sometimes head straight to the cabinet as soon as I walk in the door, especially when it's been a rough day!!

I need to get more focused..and stay on the plan, with God's help!


Cindy said...

My struggle is like an out of body experience. It's a constant source of discouragement.

I know turning to the Lord instead of food is the way to go and something I strive to do.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Imagine my horror when I learned that Lemon Merinque Pie isn't the antedote to all that ail's humanity?!!

Yes ... I struggle in this area myself. I love all things carbohydrate, preferably served with butter. As with other areas of my life, learning to make healthy choices is not always easy. I give in waaaaaaayyyyy too much & too often.

Blessings & hugs,

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I have seen that book pop up over and over again. I have so enjoyed doing my walking DVD...I am at three miles, each mile is 12 minutes...but I am noticing I am truly an emotional eater and the more I feel like things will never change the more I grab the I will need to check this out...thanks and have an awesome week!!

JottinMama said...

I won Made to Crave from Sandy Cooper's blog! And I'm so excited to dive in.

I certainly use food to comfort me. It's gotten a bit ridiculous, actually. Lysa's book found it's way into my life at just the right time.

I hope you are doing well, Debbie! Love and blessings to you!

- Kate :)

Joan Davis said...

I've heard a lot about the book you mentioned...and it makes total sense! We need to run to God for comfort, not food. Even though I have not read the book (yet) I have been trying to put that into practice. God is our true and ultimate comfort...and he is always there ready to help! I just wish there wasn't a candy dish on the front desk at work...

Blessings, Joan

Sonja said...

me too Debbie! I have read the reviews and want to read her book. I've been doing Melanie's 21 days fitness and I've lost 9 pounds and put 30 minutes a day of exercise back into my life, at least 5 days a week. I've struggled my whole life with fitness, and I am so encouraged that it is happening. I have made the decision, and that's that!! :)

hk said..., I seem to spend alot of time thinking about this, feeling defeated usually. And then to comfort myself, I eat a carb. I'll start tomorrow. Sad, but honest. Love you,

Beth E. said...

Oh, girl, it's a terrible struggle! I've heard so much about Lysa's book. The next time I drive to the "big city", I may buy myself a copy!

Laurie said...

Yikes, Debbie, I was eating a piece of pizza as I read this post - good thing it was the last leftover piece! I will be interested in what you think of the book when you get it, as I have struggled with weight gain this past year. But my thoughtful husband bought us a Wii Fit recently and I know it will help me get back to being healthier, especially since our streets are way too slippery and snowy to go for the walks I love. I know God has a better plan for me than brownies!

Cathy said...

Thanks for telling us about that book, Debbie. My weight is totally out of hand. I need to do something about it. Love you ~

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