While we were in Disneyland last night, my husband received a text that seemed to indicate that our flight out of Orange County (where Disneyland is) was due to leave in just a couple of hours. WHAT????
As it turns out, hubby had inadvertently made reservations for us to leave a full 24 hours before we planned to leave! Oh no!
Suddenly, Bob’s stress level was in OVER-drive as he anticipated righting this wrong and having to pay what could feasibly be $100 or more for two new tickets at the right time on the right day so late in the game.
Having had a relatively long day and knowing that some phone calls to work out details were yet ahead, we made our way out of Disneyland early.
In the video below, Bob and I talk about how we are very hungry–clearly at “0”–but didn’t want to stop for food on the way back to the condominium and why. This video talks about the temptation to eat emotionally–even when at a 0, but wanting to plan for what could happen if we do that…hungry and emotional.
Bob shares from a guy’s perspective.
We take you from initial concern through several segments until we finally show you what we ended up doing.
What plan or strategy can you have in place so that when you are faced with STRESS you don’t blast through your boundaries? Have you ever considered waiting to eat–even if you are physically hungry–because you knew that if you started eating you might not stop? What can you do to avoid that predicament?
Note: We hope to make future videos closer to 5 minutes or less in length. Thank you for your patience with us as we get this figured out! 🙂
I am loving the Bob videos! Very helpful and he is so much fun to listen to. Be blessed you two.
Thanks, Linda! 🙂 It is fun to do with him. 🙂
This is fantastic…there’s nothing more helpful to me than real life/real time experiences. Watching you both walk through this emotional upheaval, and work with each other, reminded me that when one is weak the other is strong – yeppa, a buddy is definite plus for success. A $19 fix, how great did you both feel when you heard that? Enjoy your day in the land of fun. Congratulations on choosing the chips and salsa!
Hi, Lesley. We are home now. This was a quick trip. 🙂 I learned a lot on this trip. Bob has so much to offer…it is a fresh perspective hearing how he thinks through things! We felt SO happy that we not only had to pay so little for the ticket switch on the airlines, but also that we hadn’t plunged headlong into a buffet (Bob’s biggest weakness he says) or whatever else!
Oh, God’s timing never ceases to amaze me. We JUST got back from a trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando. I knew that this was going to be a challenge especially having only been in the study a little over a week. Plus the fact that there were several family members going of all ages and sizes-well, it was hard! I never threw in the towel with the “vacation eating” mindset but the “preventative eating” and “social eating” ones are much tougher.(Would love to try out DisneyLand sometime just to compare 😉
Ya gotta love how God does that. Please be sure, Beth, to CELEBRATE your victories! So very often we minimize our victories and maximize and emphasize our “defeats.” I think God does just the opposite, reminding us that Jesus died for the “defeats” of life and that he is glorified in the victories! Thanks for posting! If you ever get to Disneyland, gimme a holler! I would love to meet up with some internet friends there (I did that a long time ago and it is definitely a memorable experience! LOL!).
Another great video. It is good to see how Bob and you help each other out in these difficult situations. In a way, I feel that your coaching does the same for me. I hear your words in my mind when I get a desire to eat outside of boundaries and it really helps to steer me towards God rather than food. Stressful,situations are the worse for me. I like your tip on waiting to eat even when at 0 at least until the stress is under some control. Thanks again. You are both an inspiration and you both look great. Thanks.
Oh, wow, Lisa…what wonderful things to say! Thank you! I hope that this is the case. You are doing an AWESOME job, my friend! In this case, I must say, Bob ministered to ME. Waiting – even though we were hungry – to diffuse the stress BEFORE eating? I hadn’t really thought of that before! Smart man. Thanks again for your kind words!
Great video – I really get a lot out of the videos. I know that I will remember it when I am really hungry (this happens sometimes when I am really late for lunchtime) and I want to munch on something as I prepare my real lunch. I’m impressed you “rode the 0” and then just ate chips and salsa. On another note, I was reviewing my journal (recently started during Lent) and I felt led to share this verse about our true identities.
Romans 8:14-16 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God…
Bob gets the credit for riding the 0. To me, I would have acted entitled… “I am hungry, so I can eat now” knowing full well I would overeat because of the stress and the “whatever” mentality. Bob saved us both from that mistake! Thanks for sharing Romans 8:14-16. Such a precious passage! I am so thankful to be one of God’s own!
I enjoyed this “real life” video! I especially liked when Bob said something to the affect that “overeating isn’t going to solve the problem” – it would have probably caused two things to feel bad about, but instead you have two things to feel great about!! Didn’t cost as much and you didn’t over eat – actually three – you didn’t spend more money eating something you didn’t really need. I have to remember that “it’s not going to solve the problem”!!
So true, Connie! YAY!
Good afternoon Heidi,
I am a follower of Barb’s over at Beyond a Sinner’s Prayer and I recently stumbled across your blog. I am so enjoying it! Your style of writing is very personal and it really feels like getting advice from a good friend. In this post, you and your husband really remind me of a couple that I lived with a couple of years ago when I was apprenticing as pastry chef at their wedding cake bakery. When we would all go out to dinner, they used to share meals and talk about this 0 to 5 eating thing that I had no idea what they were talking about until I stumbled across your blog!
I now own my own wedding cake and dessert bakery and though I am thoroughly sick of buttercream frosting and wedding cake, I still find it hard to resist the other pastries going out my door each day. I would love to know more about 0 to 5 eating. Which book would you suggest that I purchase first?
Thank you for all the time and energy you put into these posts!
Tosha! How wonderful to hear from you! I think there are no accidents so you “finding” us is just HIS way! 🙂 Don’t you just love him so? 🙂 The 0 to 5 approach refers to a tool that is written about in Thin Within. There are a few options for people wanting to try Thin Within. There is the trade book, published in 2002 and reprinted in 2005. It has 30 chapters that are very meaty and can be done one each day…or less frequently. Since the material is so dense, you could do even one chapter a week and get a lot out of going that pace. Then, there is the Thin Within workbook. Amazon has that available as well. It is more expensive, but includes a number of tools…there are 12 lessons and daily quiet time materials for the entire 12 weeks, scripture memory cards and a journal included in the $50 cost of that. Very worth the price from where I sit. Then, for those who want to look at the deeper psychological/spiritual challenges in our eating, the book, Hunger Within, can help with that. (This book has also been published as Silent Hunger, Thin Again, and Get Thin Stay Thin.)
Arthur and Judy Halliday are the authors of the books. I personally love the Thin Within book the best, but the workbook is the favorite of a lot of people.
Hope this helps!
I am amazed each and every day at how God continues to work in my life. It looks like I will be starting with the Thin Within book. Thank you for the information!
Sure thing, Tosha. So glad to hear that God has so personally wooed you to this path! SUCH fun! Isn’t it awesome how personal he is with us? 😀
Hi Heidi – I would love to be able to tell you I am enjoying these video’s, but I can’t understand the speech in the last 2 and the audios! As you may remember, I have a hearing loss. Can you highlight a few of the main points for me so I can continue to follow along?? Thanks! Linda
I shot you an email about it, Linda.
Wow…this is such timely video for me!!!! Thank you!!!!
Hi, Natalia. YAY!
Have you guys ever seen Bob books? These are like Bob videos. 🙂
No! I don’t think so. What do you mean? 🙂
They are little books for beginning readers. About 7 pages long with one sentence on each page. Sentences like this: Bob sat on Tim. Our kids loved them. They were their first books.
BOB books are awesome for beginning readers. Bob videos are awesome for beginning 0-5ers. I love how you ask him obvious questions (for our benefit) and he doesn’t get annoyed. It is a little hard to hear him at times so maybe Bob can have the mic next time.
We didn’t have a mic…just what was on the iPad. We will be more careful of that in the future!
Wow! You and your husband are so cute together. What allies you both are. I know you know how priceless that is. Thank him for his invaluable input,. My honey is not ready to deal with his food issues. It’s an area I have to leave alone. I do pray for him and he encourages me all the way. But I grieve for him because I know how much peace he would have if he were willing. But that point of willingness is truly a God thing and I must wait for it for him. God may not bring him the same way as me so I’m praying for God to release him into the freedom Christ purchased for him, as He sees fit, that includes the timing. I am not God. I can’t see the beginning from the end and I don’t know God’s eternal plan for this wonderful man of God. I DO know that God does have a plan and I don’t want to hinder it with a bad attitude,. Thanks Bob for being willing to be so vulnerable with us. Hugs to both from a snowed in Kansas City,.
Hi, Joan. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, every person needs to come as the Lord draws him/her. Thanks for your kind words! I will pass your message on to Bob. 🙂