Sunday, January 20, 2013
Food has always been my companion when I face the unknown and in stressful situations. I have left a trail of bread crumbs, candy wrappers, and potato chip bags just in case someone wanted to find me lol.
But on a more serious note. For the last 10 years I have been an emotional, stress eater. I have had a permanent seat on the yo-yo diet roller coaster. Today I am taking steps to break my bondage and rid myself of my gluttony ways. Instead of grabbing candy bars and potato chips, if I just have to chew on something, I grab a healthy snack, like fresh veggies or granny smith apples. I am finding that when I am angry or stress I need to crunch on something. The more I crunch the more I release the anger.
I have gotten off about 60 pounds since July, I am also planning to incorporate more exercise in my healthy lifestyle. God has me embarking on the ministry of praise dance, which is a fun way to relieve stress and exercise at the same time. I have always love dancing and music.
I am so grateful for finally get out from under the bondage of my past and really starting to see that no matter what life is still worth living. This is the only one we get so I am determined to make the best of it. I am doing things that bring the passion back into my life. I am writing and putting goals in places to accomplish my dream of being a teacher, writer, and playwright one day soon.
Every day I tell myself that with God nothing is impossible to those who believe. I am no longer the hamster on the wheel chasing after the proverbial carrot. I am learning to eat to live not live to eat. I am so grateful for a new year and to still be alive and healthy to see it. God has truly kept me alive and without Him I would not have made it through the many storms I have faced over these last 10 years. I am finally letting go of the need to be needed and neglecting myself for others. It is all about getting and finding the me that I desire to be and making that a reality.
Today is the first step to the best days of my life and I embrace it with excitement and expectancy.
To God Be All The Glory!