Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Really? I'm going to put this out there?

So.  Right now my kids are asking for a snack and my husband sort of looks like Night of the Living Dead.....and I 'm starting a blog.  A blog that will chronicle my ups and downs.  My struggles and successes.  My striving towards a healthy lifestyle, and dare I say it, WEIGHT LOSS.
Writing about weight loss on a blog is kind of like walking through Target naked, you can't hide.  Everyone will stare.  Some maybe because they think you have pretty big lady balls and are in awe.  Others because they think you are crazy and totally inappropriate.  Both are fine with me.  Stare, because I NEED people to know about this part of my life, the good and the bad.  Who knows?  Maybe my journey will give someone else hope on theirs.
Again, so.  Today is my one week mark on this path.  A week ago I started 4lbs. heavier than I am today.  Awesome, right?  Right.  But last night I ate ice cream.  I was not hungry, I was full actually.  I CRAVED it, longed for what I felt was taboo, and ultimately gave in.  AAAAAHHHHH!!!!  Deep breath.  Today is a new day.
I'm currently reading Lysa Turkeurst's book "Made To Crave", and let me tell you, it is rocking my little unhealthy world.  The whole focus of the book is that we designed to crave......God, not food.  
" defines craving as something you long for, greatly want, desire eagerly, and beg for.  Now consider this expression of craving:  "How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!  My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the Living God" (Psalm 84:1-2)."
And lastly, so.  Today this verse is my prayer, the cry of my heart.  May my heart and flesh cry out for HIM today.


  1. Yay I will read your blog Emily!! Welcome to the blogging world. :)

    ~Kara (Lewis) Snoke

  2. What an awesome, inspiring, honest post! You go girl! And may we ALL crave the Creator.