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 […]
Note: I Deserve a Donut will be out in paperback book form in late September, 2013. You should be able to order it in Europe without much shipping charge as it’s a print on demand Amazon book. If it costs too much, though, email me under the About tab and I’ll email you a set […]
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 […]
The more I work on breaking bad habits, the more I realize how deceitful my mind is. I rarely come right out and say, I’m going to break my boundaries. Instead, I try to make it seem like I’m not really breaking my boundaries. I do that by telling myself little lies. See if any of these […]
It’s 11:30 in the morning, and I’ve already broken my boundaries. Not because I was dying to eat anything. But because I wasn’t trying that hard not to eat anything. Granted, I’m on vacation right now. But if I think of past experience, vacation is probably one of those times when I most need to […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could solve all our eating problems in three weeks? I’ve been madly racking my brains for the last month trying to come up with a Bible study that would do just that.