This week, we deal with two really important challenges to our 0 to 5 eating boundaries:
“Yummy Food Eating” – when the food is there and it is “yummy” and we want it, so there! (Yep, it really is that simple sometimes!)
“Bad Scale Eating” – when I get on the bathroom scale and am depressed that I didn’t get away with eating outside of my boundaries or jubilant that I did or am disappointed by unrealized expectations and want to eat to celebrate or medicate (depending).
Can you relate to either of these causes for eating?
So jump on over to Barb’s blog and do Days 13 and 14.
Below are my thoughts on “Yummy Food Eating” outside of our 0 and 5 boundary.
(As always, if you are an email subscriber to the blog, the video doesn’t show up. Please come to the blog to see the video! Thanks.)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p40vD85fd1M?rel=0
This week continue with your renewing of the mind goal. I would LOVE to hear how this is going for you. Are you discovering that you are changing the way you are thinking by being proactive about what thoughts you will allow your mind to dwell on? Is it time to recommit to renewing your mind each day or more than once each day? I know it is for me!
Please complete Day 13 and 14 (links above the video). More to come this week on these topics.
Please share with us here any questions or thoughts you may have.
What can you do to be proactive about the temptation that “yummy foods” offer you?
These were great scriptures. I often glance at the verse and think, “well, I don’t know if this applies to me” but as I read it carefully, I learn that it really does. The Word is amazing that way, isn’t it? I think that to prepare myself for the temptation of yummy foods, I need focus on
1) renewing my mind, reading my scripture index cards and reading my “truths” more than once a day
2) staying in my primary and secondary boundaries. I will really assess my hunger level at the time of temptation and if I am not at a 0, praise or repeat scripture (learn ahead of time for moments of temptation).
3)review journal entry from this day of bible study. Remember to not hinder the Lord, do not let food guide my steps, practice obedience.
More great strategies. Thanks for posting them. We can all be encouraged by reading ideas like these. Thank you.
It is a good idea to prepare for “yummy food” temptations. Usually these are the foods that make us overeat as it is hard to put them down. I believe it’s a good idea to think about having secondary boundaries to keep us within 0 to 5 eating. One of my secondary boundaries is to decide beforehand how much of the yummy food I will have, such as 1/4 of a bagel with butter, and then wait 15 minutes, and if I am still hungry, have a bit more if I still want more. I do this with chocolate. I decide to have two little squares, and if I am still hungry after 15 minutes I will have another square. Usually, I don’t want more after the first time. I realize that there are some foods I just can’t have around me such as peanuts. I just can’t stop! Today I had a small handful of peanuts as my son was eating them and i was at a 0 and then I forced myself to say no to more. I am happy to say it felt good to say no especially that having more of that food would have made me reach a 5 way too quickly. In any case, I will have to come up with more ideas to dealing with yummy foods. Thanks for all the suggestions here.
Great strategies, Lisa. Thanks so much!