Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 3 of Reshaping it All

What I learned from Reshaping it All - Janelle Nehrenz
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I had the pleasure of reading this wonderful book while vacationing with my husband in the mountains. It felt so nice to curl up with a blanket next to a huge fireplace and read something truly inspiring!

I would like to start out by sharing with you my "dog-eared" pages...these are the quotes that really spoke to me:
If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before, ~ Author Unknown (p 44)
Stay in communication with God, monitor your behavior, and buddy up with a partner" (p 57)
There is a popular term in the land of the lean called HALT- are you Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired? If you are hungry than proceed but if you are responding to an emotion than HALT! (p 60)
Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7) When we resist temptation it eventually leaves. (p 83)
In scripture after scripture the Bible stresses the importance of controlling our bodies, our tongues, and our thoughts....anyone who has reached a high level of weight loss has had self-discipline" (p 95)
All of these quotes are great ingredients to make a perfect recipe for a healthy lifestyle. They are God backed, simple, and make perfect sense.

Since I was reading this book while I was on a mini weekend getaway...I want to share with you some of MY own obstacles that I faced over the weekend . This book helped with my own convictions and decisions! Here we go!

Candace talks about moderation and being able to treat yourself every now and again.
SO! I SPLIT dessert with my husband (I could have totally eaten the whole thing).

This was the breakfast menu...and I was told the two BEST things were
the Eggs benedict and the House made Corn beef hash...what did I get?
OATMEAL...Win for me! (That was very hard for me actually)

For lunch, I opted for a vegetarian bean was so good and kept me full!
( I wanted a burger and fries)

This salad was intense...this is actually me finished with it! It was HUGE!
I DIPPED my fork in the dressing instead of pouring it over top (a great Candace tip!) ,
I pushed the cheese aside and stopped eating when I was full.

I would "guestimate" that this book saved me about 5,000 calories that weekend! Wow!!!

Thank you "Reshaping it All!!" ( I don't miss those calories one bit!)

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  1. i can't get my linky tools to work so I will just tell you I am on board with this study of Reshaping it All. I have read the book and it changed the way I looked at food. But I love the christian value of it and her support through the whole thing is amazing. Good Luck to everyone!

  2. Janelle, that bean soup looks amazing!!!

  3. Stephanie, sorry it's not working for you. But I see you there!!

  4. I love HALT. Will definitely be using this. Thanks Janelle. As always you are very wise. :)

    I need to finish my book!

  5. Aww, thanks Becky! was amazing, in fact I just had some bean soup for lunch today! YUM!

  6. 3 Cheers for Janelle - a cooking guru who somehow manages to stay thin! You amaze me!

  7. I don't get how she does that! Janelle is my roomy at Relevant11, so maybe she'll reveal her secrets at 2 in the morning during a game of Truth or Dare.

    "Truth--I eat less than you--Next!"


  8. Oh wow! I definitely want to try this soup! It looks delicious! Do you think you could share? Please : )

    Links are not working for me today either. I can't get to past posts today. I see where to do it, it just won't go. I'll try later. I may just need to refresh my screen.

  9. Ladies, this soup was at a restaurant...loved it so much that I made a "copy cat" recipe. It is the will love it. Feel free to use brown rice instead if you wish...