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It's All Relative

Friday, February 17, 2012

A few years ago, I stepped on the scale and was devastated by the number staring back at me - 140! Using the mixed-up logic of a true food addict, I turned to food to comfort my aching heart. So, the weight kept piling on - 150, 160, 175... Before I knew it, I reached my highest weight of 180 lbs.! I had a lot of major life changes during that time, but I made the mistake of using food to satisfy every emotion.

It's funny, because now I can't wait to see those numbers again...160, 150, 140, 130...only this time in reverse. My lesson learned? It's all relative. How you feel about where you're going often depends on where you've been. The upside of becoming so overweight is that it totally changed the way I see my size. Where once my weight was distressing, I know the next time I weigh 140 lbs. I'll be elated. As the saying goes, "Without the sour, the sweet ain't as sweet."

Me at 180 lbs. I lost 15 of those pounds two years ago.
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    It's a vicious cycle when we are emotional eaters. We are sad when we see the number, so we medicate with food to numb our emotions. Then we gain weight from the food we've eaten, so we medicate some more, only to get more and more frustrated. The other side of the coin is when we have positiive results on the scale and then we celebrate by allowing ourself more food...oops and here we go again, with the number going back up.

    We have to trust that God will help us get off the roller coaster if we surrender and put all our trust in him.
    2587 days ago
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