Have you ever thought, I’ll never get over this, I’ll be struggling with my weight ’til the day I die? I used to think that.
You’ve seen the headlines: 50 Easy Ways to Lose Weight! How I Lost 20 Pounds in Just 3 Weeks! Eat All You Want and Lose! Combine those headlines with our American belief that life should be easy, and we have a recipe for a lifelong problem with weight. Why? Because we want and expect it […]
As I’ve been writing these Bible studies and journal questions for eating, it’s occurring to me that most of them would also work well for overcoming other bad habits. So if you don’t struggle with eating, and want to work on another bad habit, just go back to Day 1 of the Bible study and […]
The telltale sign of emotional eating is that you feel driven to eat. You don’t just see a brownie on the counter and want it; you go looking for the brownie because you need it. Sometimes it’s a desperate feeling – you need that chocolate right now – and sometimes it’s just a case […]
Sometimes it helps to take a break and look at life. Find out what’s working. What’s not. And what needs to change. It also helps to do that with eating. If we find out what areas we need the most help with, we can then direct our renewing of the mind efforts to those areas.
Happy Independence Day! I thought I’d talk about holiday/vacation eating in this post since we’ll have plenty of opportunities to break our boundaries today. It’s easy to break boundaries on holidays and vacations because we have all kinds of things working against us: We’re out of our normal routines. We’re surrounded by people who are […]
When I first started truth journaling 12 years ago, it never occurred to me to beat myself up when I failed. My renewing of the mind project was anger, but since I never did anything when I was angry (no yelling fits, throwing things, or nasty words), I didn’t have any guilt associated it. I […]
It’s hard to break free from entitlement eating because we hear the message everywhere we go: Life should be fair. You shouldn’t have to suffer. You deserve the good life. This philosophy encourages us to eat in a couple of different ways. First, we feel we have a right to eat good food when we […]
Do you ever feel like you have to be skinny? I used to feel that way. Weight was that one thing in life I could never control. And because I felt like I had to be skinny, I made “losing weight” more important than God wanted me to make it. I always thought, “If I could […]
When I was in high school, I was on a dance team. Before each performance we had to weigh in. If we made weight, we performed. If we didn’t, we had to sit out. Because of this policy, those of us who were border-line in the weight department got started on some bad habits. We’d diet like […]