9.02.2011

Living Well Blog Hop: Week 5



It's Friday, so it's time again for the Living Well Blog Hop - an opportunity to share with others something you've found to be a help in "living well." So take a moment to read the directions (below) for the hop. Then jump on in with your own post and be sure to link it back here.
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A few months ago, I started hearing a lot about a book called Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. Now, I have a plethora of long-standing "food issues," so I was immediately intrigued, especially when I read the sub-title: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food.
Like the author on her quest toward health, I didn't need a "how to" book; I'm already a walking encyclopedia of calorie counts and portion sizes (!), and I know what works for me in terms of all that. What I needed was a "want to" book - something that could help keep me focused for the long-haul on the deeper, spiritual reasons to pursue consistent physical health. And I found a very good resource in Made to Crave.
I'm still on my journey; if you noticed the Tracking My Obedience ticker above, you'll see that, to date, I've lost over 15 pounds, but that I have a little over eight to go...and that's in order to complete Phase 1 of my ultimate goal. Phase 2 will be losing eight to 10 more pounds after that, and Phase 3 will be maintaining at that level while continuing to explore the ideas of eating more whole and organic foods.
To facilitate my process, I've read through Made to Crave once and have just started my second go-round. This time, I'm going to take it more slowly and spend significant time on the Personal Reflection questions at the end of each chapter. I want the truths that Lysa explains to "stick," and the only way to really do that is to dwell on the ideas.
If you're a Christ-follower who feels prompted to get a grip on your own "food issues," I highly recommend this book. It'll make you laugh and cringe (in a healthy way!)...and really make you think twice (or more!) about how you might be using food to replace what should, instead, be a deep connection with the Lord.
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What about you? Do you have a healthy-living tip to share? If so, read on. I look forward to hearing your ideas.

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Welcome to the Living Well Blog Hop! We’d like to invite you to share a blog post about what you do to "live well." It could be a healthy recipe, exercise tips, ideas for relaxing or getting organized, lifestyle improvements – anything you feel makes your life better.
Your Living Well hosts for the week are:

Please abide by our Living Well Blog Hop guidelines:
  1. Please provide a link back to one of the Living Well host blogs in your post. And also grab the button below if you'd like;
  2. Please link to a specific post in your blog, not your blog’s home page;
  3. If you link a recipe, please use real foods and avoid highly processed ingredients;
  4. Be aware that the hosts of the blog hop reserve the right to remove any posts we deem inappropriate;
  5. If you don’t have a blog, please leave a comment to share what you’ve done to live well this week.

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