Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Let's get practical! - Part 5

This is part of a series
Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5,

Ok, so let's start talking about behavior. Here is a step by step approach to fighting the behavior:
First, make a list of everything that brings you joy or that you like to do. Beside each thing, right out how long it usually takes you to do that thing. Go through these steps when you feel that wave heading your way.
1. How am I feeling?
a.Craving(craving is NOT hungry, you just want to eat), go to step 3
b.Hungry-go to step 2
c.Worried about what you ate? go to step 4
2. Eat a grapefruit(this is very safe and good for you!)-go back to beginning
3. Chose to do three things from your list you made and make sure to do them for the required amount of time. Re-evaluate after your done.
4. Realize that a. So what if you become fat? Your are going to grow ugly no matter what you do! But at least you will be healthier and happier.
b. Go through the Bible verses that you have used to renew your mind and remember the power of God's grace.
c.Changing yesterdays failures into tomorrow's successes means changing today!
d. Having energy is worth more and will enable you more than weakness.
e. Remember your worth through God's eyes. Would he leave you if you ate too much? Of course not.

I pray that these steps will give you at least more freedom than you had before. Be encouraged.


Allen said...

Crystal - I love you and am so proud of you. The 'reprogramming' of your mind - is extremely difficult. However, God promised us comfort in difficulties and I know He WILL and IS with you each moment of the day and will help you to become all He desires for you to become. I am praying for you each day.

Crystal said...

Thank you Allen! Love you too!