thin within: day six

thinwithinI’m one fifth of the way through this book. I think changes are happening and I’m so glad. Today’s post is going to be shorter as I have a lot going on.

Day Six

Today’s lesson was about how our bodies are the temple of God.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19a

The author goes through the earthly dwelling places of God and describes them. This was pretty interesting.

Then she goes into some of the reasons we might overeat, or begin eating when we aren’t hungry. Since we’re going to go into more detail with this later, I’m not going to go into it now. I can’t say I love the title of this section, but again, some words are just triggering for me. She does reiterate why the scale isn’t a great tool for measurement, and I completely agree. I spent years where my life was ruled by the scale. I gave the scale so much power over me that it makes me cringe to think about it.

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T=”Table”, O=”Office”, S=”Sofa”

Now, I didn’t feel like the “Thin Within Food Log” made much sense. I really wasn’t sure why this was an exercise we need. I did do it today, but I’m not sure I will in the future. I’m going to ask God about that. I wasn’t sure that it helped me see anything about my eating that I can’t tell from looking at the “observations/corrections chart”. Maybe I’ve already dealt with some of the things it’s supposed to reveal, or maybe I’m missing the point entirely (which is possible lol).

When I previewed the lesson and saw that we would be asked to do a food log, I wanted to throw the book across the room, but the author kept me hanging in by saying:

It bears repeating – this is a grace-based process. If at any time during these thirty days you feel led to stop using any of these tools, feel free to do so. ~ Thin Within p. 60

So, I’m going to ask God if I need to fill out this log to make progress. If I don’t feel led to do it, I won’t after today.

 

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