Made to Crave

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Hi everyone,
How's everyone doing? Me? I've been sick for a few weeks and add into an internship with regular work and college is getting me down. I've also added a Bible Study that will hopefully add to me getting a strategy together to try again to lose this weight.

The Bible Study is called Made to Crave. Just wondering if anyone here has done it and what they thought of the study. I went yesterday to the introduction, and it sounds really interesting. The greatest part - it's like Sparkpeople in a way, because I'm with a group of people I feel safe with - but I am actually seeing in person. I am in no way leaving Sparkpeople, because I believe support no matter what it comes from is a good thing. I'm sure the book will talk about exercise and I'll pull some exercises off here and I will definitely SPREAD THE SPARK about this website and maybe some of them will try out the website.

It was strange because as each one of us gave our names and said something interesting about ourselves we also talked about each one of our eating issues. I told them that I was the youngest of 6 and my mom made meals for an army at the beginning of the week. You know those comfort foods with mashed potatoes and gravy? I ate those pretty much all 18 years of my life and then went out on my own. Not realizing that once I got on my own I made those same type meals for myself, but didn't move around as much. It wasn't until I turned in my late 20s that the production labor in my job turned to robots and I moved even less and then after my first surgery in April 2000 for endometriosis did I start putting the pounds on when I turned 30. So it's been 12 years and I'm 202 pounds. I was 120 when I was 20 years old and now 202 at 42. Lot of weight to be carryin' on this tall frame.

So, with that story, I learned some of the other ladies around the table had similiar issues with their big families and one girl who is in her 20s now. She said she was born in a family that ate out all the time. She was skinny as a child, but now is very huge and wants to lose some weight. There was also a very kind 70 year old lady there who was urging us to please, please, please act now because she was very active up until her late 60s and now she's got issues that she may not be able to see her grandkids graduate if she doesn't take control of her diet.

For me, reading blogs from other people is okay, but to hear it when my own ears and to see someone makes it a little more personal to me; even more than a doctor saying "hey, you need to cut back on this and that.; especially when it felt that she really cared about us and wants us to be better about ourselves.

I hope to come back and report on how I'm doing. I really hope to report I lost a few pounds and will have found a way to keep it off.

Have a great day!

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    It sounds like your Bible Study is going to be inspirational, helpful and allow you to reflect safely. Keep us posted!
    3499 days ago
    I was looking at that book just yesterday. I think I'm going to be giving it a try here soon. The scripture will help me, it is already helping me quit smoking! I know you can do it! Best wishes to you on your journey.
    3502 days ago
    I've been reading things about that book and I am going to by it.
    3502 days ago
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