Monday, May 2, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - Made to Crave

Hi ladies! This past week has been interesting. On Wednesday night our area was hit hard by the storms. Tornadoes touched down as close as 1.5 miles from my home. There was lots of devastation, destruction and sadly, loss of life. I have never felt more helpless in my entire life. That night helped me to grasp what I do have control over and made me realize that if I have the choice to control something, like my weight, I should while I still can.

A good sista of mine, Rachel S., called me on Saturday to let me know of a book that her church group is currently studying. Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst. I had heard of this bok, but had forgotten about it. I have been reading and journaling for the past few days and realizing so much about myself, my relationship with God and my relationship with food. The idea is that God made us to crave Him, but so many times we get our priorities out of line and crave other things. Food, and sometimes worse. I am enjoying learning new things about myself. Journaling my thoughts and my day is helping so much. I have been jurnaling my food for some time now, but journaling my feelings is bringing my healthy journey to a whole new level.

As far as my stomach issues go, the stress of Wednesday night was not good for me. However, I am on the upward trod. I am still having some symptoms and am restricted to light exercise but it's not as bad as it was or could be.

I will miss you all tonight! The boys missed their bath last night so we gotta get it in tonight! I will try to pop in if I get them in bed in time!

Have a great week!!!




Rachel @RunningRachel said...

Hi friend. I am SUPER excited to be embarking upon our Made to Crave journey together!! I am learning so much about myself and my relationship to food also! (and I am only on Chapter 1 - week 1)

I will be sending you an email with a few discussion (things to ponder) questions tonight.

Hugs... keep moving forward! You can do this! :)

lorrie said...

hugs tight im so thankful that you are ok. let me know how you like the book I think i wanta read it too, I get lysa's blog posts in my email and i love what she has to say.

have an awesome week hugs

kia said...

I am so sorry for what you community has been going through with the storms. Stay safe. Also I am proud of you and Rachel for digging deeper into the hows and whys you do things - what you learn will serve your journey well. *hugs*

Marie said...

You are so blessed! I am thankful that you and your family are safe after the storms. Rachel will be a tremendous benefit to you. She is an awesome mentor. Have a great week!!

gretablau said...

Glad you and Rachel are doing that together! I like the idea of journaling feelings. I think I should try to do that as well. It might help to write stuff down instead of listening to myself all day!

So sorry about the wreckage from the weather. Does make you think though, doesn't it?

I'm here for you, whatever you need!

Laila said...

I will have to check out that book, that sounds really interesting.

I hope your symptoms subside soon and you get some relief. But glad to hear you and your family are okay in the wake of the horrible storms that passed through the south.