Made to Crave – Intro

 

According to the back of the book, yes that is how far I have gotten:

CRAVING ISNT A BAD THING.

Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment? Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen.  Auth Lysa TerKeurst personally understands the battle that women face.  In Made to Crave, she will help you:

  • Break the cycle of “Ill start again on Monday,” and feel good about yourself today.
  • Stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body.
  • Replace rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory.
  • Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process.

This book is not a how-to manual or the latest, greatest dieting plan.  Made to Crave is a helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose–abook and Bible study to help you find the “want to” in how to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Well, I am not all excited about reading a book for women, but I am sure it will apply to me as well.  I do long for a craving, a craving for a relationship with God, yet I tend to railroad that relationship.  Due to what I have done in the past and what I struggle with in the present I find it difficult to understand that God wants a relationship with me.  Of course this is my mind saying this not my heart.  My heart tells me that God is the one that is outside looking in the distance waiting for me to come home for him to hug me and say, my son has come home.

Reading God’s word, the bible, and praying to Him is difficult because I feel unworthy to be in his presence.  Do you ever feel that way?  If you talk to my friends they will tell you that they have been telling me for years that no one is worthy to do these things.  But God loves us anyway, because we are NOT perfect.  I do not know where your insecurities lie, but for mine God is our Father, the ultimate Father and all the dads that were in my life hurt me in many different ways.  Some people have said, just get over it, they are not in your life anymore.  Yeah, they are not, however what they did have scared me deeply and I will never forget what has happened and if you are one that thinks “forgive and forget” well that is not in the bible, forgive is and I have done that and I think you should do it as well.  When you do it lifts a lot of stuff off your shoulders, however you can’t forget what happened and that is where we need to work that stuff out.

Well, back to the book, here are the table of contents:

  1. What’s Really Going on Here?
  2. Replaceing My Cravings
  3. Getting a Plan
  4. Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat before Thinking
  5. Made for More
  6. Growing Closer to God
  7. Im Not Defined by the Numbers
  8. Making Peace with the Realities of My Body
  9. But Exercise Makes Me Want to Cry (WOW, so true for me!)
  10. This Isn’t Fair!
  11. Stinkin’, Rotten, Horrible, No Good Day
  12. The Curse of the Skinny Jeans
  13. Overindulgence
  14. Emotional Emptiness
  15. The Demon in the Chips Poster
  16. Why Diets Don’t Work
  17. The Very Next Choice We Make
  18. Things Lost, Better Things Gained
  19. Live as an Overcomer

These chapters look short, so that is good for me.  Some of these chapters are looking really good.  I have tried working out before, however I have started a very difficult work out program and I have failed four times completing it, however I did not attempt to change my eating habits.  I am talking with a friend via email and he is helping me out a lot and we are going to get a workout program that is not so intense.  I will keep you abreast of the situation.

I am off to get ready for work and I will be packing my book to read the first chapter at lunch time, we will see how far I can get in 30 mins.  Thanks for reading a dugs life.

 

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One thought on “Made to Crave – Intro

  1. I feel the same way doug. I want to read that book, but it’s aimed toward women, so I’m hesitant. Let me know how it is! I might want to go get a copy!

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