GIVEAWAY NOTE: Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow. I’ll have an Encouragement for Today devotion running at Proverbs 31 and on Crosswalk.com on the topic of marriage and male/female differences. For fun, (and to kick-off an entire week of Valentines Day giveaways—including lots of books), I’ll offer a couples marriage giveaway centered on friends’ Bill and Pam Farrel’s book Men are Like Waffles;Women are Like Spaghetti. Plan to hop on and leave a comment!
Another Wednesday with our Weight Loss Wednesday gals! (If you haven’t joined our little cyber group of girlfriends, don’t fret! Newcomers are always welcome. You can get caught up by clicking on Weight Loss Wednesdays in the side bar.)
Well— It is all set! We will be holding our WLW girlfriends conference call next Tuesday, February 9th, from 9:00-9:55 pm EST. If you’ve never been part of a call like this, you are in for a treat! (calorie-free, of course!) I hope you’ll want to participate. (and remember, you can be a part of the call and just listen, that is fine too!) And the call will be recorded so if you miss it, you can go on-line and listen to it the week or two following as well.
I need to have you email me at email@example.com BEFORE 9:00 pm Monday EST. I will email you back with the call-in instructions. There is no cost for this girlfreinds’ get-together other than the phone call (and many of you have free nights and weekends on your cell phone, so have that all charged up and ready to go!) PLEASE put WLW Phone Call in the subject line or I might miss you due to the volume of emails I get. Oh, I can’t wait to chat with you all!
Speaking of chatting, ever talk to yourself? No, I don’t mean audibly, mumbling so others can hear you and wonder if you are actually speaking to them.
I mean in your head.
In your heart.
Whispering to your very soul.
I do this all the time about many topics. When I mess up with my kids, I say to myself, “You are a terrible parent.”
When I let loose my frustration with my oh-so-different-from me husband, letting loathsome words spew out, I say to myself, “What a great marriage role model you are!”
When my home office desk starts to sport a few piles of “attention needed asap” piles of papers, I say to myself, “And you speak and write on how to get organized! Ya’ big fake.”
When for the umpteenth time in my post-baby adult life I am trying to drop pounds and lose inches and get back to a healthy weight, I scream to myself, “Idiot! Can’t keep from shoveling the stupid food in your mouth. You failure! You’ll NEVER be thin. You are destined to be fat. Just give up and eat some cookies—lots of cookies–then polish off the last half of the bag of ranch Doritos followed by a little–no a lot— of Moosetracks ice cream. Why keep trying? You ALWAYS fail!”
Ever been there?
Last week, I challenged you to memorize 1 Corinthians 10:13. Did you? Did you at least read it?
We must start swapping out these episodes of destructive self-talk, exchanging them for sanitizing words instead; words that are true and chock-full of scripture.
So when you begin to mumble or whisper something damaging to your heart about how you NEVER can resist temptation. Stop. Quote the above verse to yourself. (or others you find. www.biblegateway.com is a great place to search for scripture verses on specific topics)
And it doesn’t always have to be scripture that stops our injurious words pointed straight at our soul. Memorize a few phrases to help you sanitize your mental slate, wiping it clean. Here are a few I am using:
- Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels.
- Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t….you are right.
- Satan wants me to focus on food; God wants me to focus on Him.
- This junk food is NOT my friend. It is the enemy wrapped in a tasty package. WALK AWAY!!!!
How about you? Any other ones you can come up with?
Or, if you memorized 1 Corinthians 10:13, type it out in the comment box below (no cheating and don’t worry if it isn’t totally word perfect!) I’ll give a fun, funky, and colorful set of recipe cards, along with matching measuring cups and spoons, to one gal who does.
Or, just check in and let us know how your week went. Mine was much better. Really watched those BLT’s (bites, licks and tastes) and kicked it up a bit on the exercise. I’m down 2.4 this week.
How about you? Please comment and don’t forget to email me with WLW phone call in the subject line so we can chat it up next Tuesday night. I can’t wait!!!!
Congrats to the winner of yesterday’s book giveaway with Mary Demuth. Please email me your home address at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can give it to Mary.
The gal receiving a copy of Thin Places is:
Timestamp: February 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm