Do you ever feel like you deserve a donut with the way life has been going lately? I know I do. The truth is, we want life to be fun and easy. And what could be easier than eating what we want when we want? Especially when everything we watch on television and everything we […]
Often we ask God to set us free from our habits and sins and then wonder why He’s not helping. He’s probably thinking, I wonder why she’s not doing what I told her to do? We want the quick and easy plan, but God rarely jumps in to instantly deliver us from our habits and […]
Have you ever tried to break a habit, all excited about the way your life was going to change, and then had it all come crashing down over your head? Maybe you slipped up a couple of times, 0r received a few discouraging remarks from a friend, or maybe you just got sick of walking […]
I thought I’d take a little break from journal entries this week to do some Thanksgiving posts. This first post was one I wrote four years ago for my emotional eating blog: I love Thanksgiving. I love the smells, the tastes, the friends, the family, and the coziness of it all. What I don’t like […]
Picture this. You just finished the laundry, and all of a sudden you notice the yummy cookies in the cupboard next to the washing machine. It’s not lunch, you’re not hungry, and yet those cookies are calling out your name. What are you going to tell them?
Don’t you hate it when everyone around you is on their fourth piece of pizza, and you’re sitting there with a salad on your plate? Somehow, it seems unfair. If they get four pieces of pizza, we should get four pieces of pizza. So we sit there feeling deprived until we can’t stand it any longer. […]
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to wait around on a boring old diet to lose weight at the rate of one pound per week. I want it to be FAST, EASY, and FUN. So when I step on the scale after being faithful to my boundaries for ONE WHOLE WEEK and […]
I really should have called this category “yummy food eating.” It’s the type of eating we do when we see a pan of lemon bars sitting on the counter as we pass through the kitchen. We’re not hungry. We’re not upset. We’re just eating because it tastes good. Good Food Eating is similar to indulgent […]
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 […]