In a little over two weeks, we will begin our new study using a book called HEAL – Healthy Eating & Abundant Living by Allie Marie Smith and Judy Wardell Halliday. Whether you are new to Thin Within or a veteran, this material will meet you where you are. Allie and Judy have provided a fresh approach for a younger generation and even though many of us are not in that “younger generation” necessarily (I know that I’m not!), I have found that most of us face similar challenges. In fact, often the challenges we faced when we were in college are the same or similar to the ones we face now!
My initial announcement about this study may be found at this link. Feel free to have a look. To purchase the book so you are ready to go, you can visit Amazon and that link is here.
For the study, we will continue to make use of the principles we have been using during Barb Raveling’s Weight Loss Bible Study. I will encourage you to renew your mind and to truth journal.
Here is how it will work…(I think! LOL!)
Each Monday, I will post a video that gives a preview of the week’s material. In this video, I will mention the assignment–highlighted also in the day’s post. There are six chapters in the book, so one chapter a week will be what we go through. When you get your book, get familiar with it.
Then, through the week, I will post content here at the blog that you can use whether your in the study or not. Even if you aren’t in the study, the material here will be intended to support and encourage you. If you are going through the study, it is my intention that the material I post at the blog will supplement and complement the study of the HEAL book. This has been my intention with the Weight Loss Bible Study, too. That way, whether you are plunging in with the study or not, you will find content here that supports you!
The section in the chapters marked “For Group Study” will be woven throughout the blog during the week–but, again, even if you aren’t doing the study, you can participate in that and be encouraged by it!
On Fridays or Saturdays, I hope to wrap up the week’s study with a summary.
Our study will conclude about the second week in June (if I have it calculated correctly). I hope you will join us!
What questions do you have about the study? Feel free to ask here–chances are if you have a question someone else does too!
Day 3 of our Ditch Your Scale Challenge: What promises of God are you “standing on” instead of standing on the bathroom scale? 🙂
I have just started the Barb Reveling study. Think I could put it on hold and start this study?
Hi, Joyce. I would definitely do Barb’s study. You have some time before we begin on May 6th. There is simply too much to get out of her study to pass it by! 😀
Joyce, I hope you saw my note to just dive in and do Barb’s study! You won’t regret it!
I am standing on the promise that He who began a good work in me will see it to completion whether I check up on his progress or not 🙂
I LOVE that, Michelle! What a great way of putting it! I hope you don’t mind if I quote you! 🙂
I had a successful third day of the challenge. I am standing on the promise that as I draw near to Him, He will draw near to me.
Yes…I love that, CMK! I hope it continues to go well for you!
The “scale” challenge (for me it’s looking in the mirror for changes/judging) has been more challenging as time goes on. I have had a great week so I want to see if there are physical changes(which I know I couldn’t even see anyway). But, I’m resisting and instead focusing on the mind renewal and heart changes that I’ve had. I couldn’t believe it yesterday when I was out at noon and realized that I had no idea what I would eat for lunch. Planning meals has been a big issue for me, left over from dieting day. Praise Him!
WOW!!! AWESOME, CMK! So glad to hear it!