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A Panacea....not even close.

Monday, April 08, 2013

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. emoticon

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?

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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 4/9/2013 10:50PM

    Oh My Dear Sister Lyn! {{{gentle hugs}}} Your post/blog struck a chord in my heart that is still reverberating... so sad when family doesn't do/say/act like we expect they should! :(
But you are doing all the rights things to get yourself back on track with healthy activities. Perhaps a little extra pampering will help you feel even better. :) Some prayer, some kingdom songs (with or without vocals), some soothing tea, a nice cushy recliner... whatever works for you! You totally deserve it!!! emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/8/2013 11:14PM

    Hang in there. So many of us have the same issues emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/8/2013 10:12PM

    Lyn you keep fighting hun!! I COMPLETELY understand the family relationship thing!! I have not spoken to my mother in over a year, I have no relationship with one sibling who is transgender and apostate and the other sibling is disfellowshipped. None of my neices and nephews ever contact me. The only family I have is the most important family of all, My brothers and sisters. They are my parents, siblings, nieces, nephews etc. I used to be an emotional eater as well, but it can be beaten and you will beat it.

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GLORYB2014 4/8/2013 5:31PM

    I hear what you're saying about family relationships and I know the pain Lyn.
At our age, all a person can do is live their own life as best as they can and let others do the same.
Your weight gain isn't horrendous girlfriend, don't fret! I can eat an ordinary meal and gain more than that!
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Trying to cheer you my friend, don't let anyone upset you. You're a good woman with a good heart, take care of YOU!
Hugs, Hugs, Hugs!
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BOOKWERME 4/8/2013 5:26PM

    So..now you've enjoyed all the "goodies" (badies!) and are ready to straighten things out. Go for it, Lynn..you can do it. It is human to desire the treats..especially along with social special occasions. Just don't make it a practice and keep going forward. emoticon (gently) Sorry you are hurting.

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CINA-MINI 4/8/2013 4:52PM

    I am sending you hugs and love.

I am glad you made a safe trip. Glad to have you back.


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CELEST 4/8/2013 2:20PM

    There are those times when life just dumps a bucket load on us and then we add to the injury by eating.....but as Don said....the past is the past and nothing you can do to fix that. Tomorrow is a new day for new choices.
Sorry about the pain in your heart....this old system is taking its toll on people.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 4/8/2013 1:25PM

    My dear Sister Lyn, YOU DID WHAT???!!!
Can't even remember what you did. Can't do anything about the past, all you can do is pick yourself up an take a step, or steps toward the goal.
Best thing you can do is forget about it and move on.
It is sad that some relationships never form into what we would like them to be, that is why we can be grateful for our Christian family of millions of Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, & Sisters.
Jehovah the God of all comfort will bring you peace!

Agape

Don

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