Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 2... again

Thought for the Day: God made us capable of craving so we’d have an unquenchable desire for more of Him, and Him alone. Nothing changes until we make the choice to redirect our misguided cravings to the only One capable of satisfying them.

I stayed focused and on plan yesterday. I journaled and counted points for everything I ate. That was my goal, and it was accomplished. For that, I am happy.

I still had a few cravings, but I didn't leave the house all day so I was ok. Today will be a challenge. So far, I've been lazy all morning but me and the kids are about to hit the road. I desperately need my eyebrows done. Then I am driving into town to visit a teacher store I've heard good things about. While I'm there, I am going to take my kiddos to play at Monkey Joe's, one of those inflatable play places. I might meet up with one of my friends while I'm there, and will probably eat out. Tonight, I want to paint my girls' room before my oldest daughter gets back from camp tomorrow (surprise).

I also have an old friend from high school that is going to let me have her points calculator, since she has a high-tech phone with a WW app. Having a points calculator should help me a lot since I can take it with me wherever I go. Hopefully, I can meet up with her today, too.

So... the rest of the day will be hectic, but I plan to stay focused. My plan... stick to my points and journal everything like yesterday. I also need to make good choices and eat more fruit and veggies. When I go to Walmart for paint, I am gonna also stock up on produce.

I have prayed and read my devotional. When I start to crave food today, I will remember that I must crave God instead of food.


  1. That's exactly what I've been working on also. Trying to pray when I'm having a food craving. It's worked most of the time but I have to remember what is more important.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Hope you had a good time out. Painting your daughter's room as a surprise is awesome! I should of thought of that when my daughter was off to camp!!! I love reading your blog....

  3. I have the same problem with the cravings and mine come at night when my husband and daughter are asleep and I catch some me time watching my tv shows, and then the cravings start and I can't have 1 peach I have to have 7, or I can't have 1 packet of Kellogs strawberry crisps I have to have the entire box. I love the thought you posted and God and craving, so very true. I am going to learn to just go to bed when everyone else does to eliminate that problem, and cut out the tv when we eat. Tv and food= HAPPY for me. Going to visit an OA meeting around here and I pray that it helps. Thanks so much for your words.

  4. Hollie,

    Those cravings are the biggest problem I deal with each and every day. But by staying focused on the goals I am able to control the cravings most of the time. Once in a while I break down and satisfies the craving.

    Good to hear that you are counting and journaling your points with Weight Watchers. I believe the best way to get to the desired weight is to continually record points each day and looking at your progress daily and make adjustments to keep yourself on track.

  5. I know you just got the book. But what do you think so far?

  6. Just started my journey you are an inspiration..

  7. Hoping you are continuing to stay strong. It's so hard! I just started my journey, and I'm already missing the "junk" I've been used to eating.

  8. I love that quote. We are made for more than this, and if only that could motivate us!

  9. Hope you had a good time out

  10. If you are hungry you are not eating the right things that help with hunger try drinking a glass of water or eat a piece of fruit

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  12. Hollie,
    Yours was one of the first blogs I cam upon before I started my own. I'm a life coach and hope to share some info on my new blog, such as the #1 item called "temptation". I will be covering it this week so if you would like to take a peek, I would welcome you. Thanks Holiie, I do enjoy your blog.

    Happy Sunday!


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