The definition of 'panacea'..."A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all."
Now why the blazes then do I/we use food to try to cure my/our problems? It is not a remedy for anything but physical problems, and THEN... other challenges in our lives improve. So why, after living over 7 decades am I still choosing to go down the wrong road!!!!!!!!!!
Some family relationships are not what I had hoped would be at this time in my life.
IT HURTS. IT REALLY, REALLY HURTS. So much that as I type, tears are welling up.
As a result, I chose food to soothe the ache in my heart....HA!!!....didn't work...so what else is new in your life Lyn!!!
Now here I am, back home after a family gathering, some of whom have not seen each other in several years.
I have put on 3 lb. but I must admit, it is less than I was expecting. Considering how badly I behaved regarding my food intake. Chocolate bars, French Fries, large plates of Poutine with the kitchen sink on it...cheesecake, ice cream, pop, burgers, candy, cookies in abundance, sweet potato fries drowned in cheese, fried egg sandwiches smothered in mayonnaise, etc. etc. etc.
HOWEVER....as so many dear sparkfriends have said, 'today is a new day'. I WILL do better now that I am home.....but..................
................the heartache is still there.
No one ever said life was going to be a breeze....but is sure is a heckuva' ride!
Have a good week everyone....I'm going to try my best to make it a rewarding one for myself. You too, eh?