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Changing my eating partner

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

I got on the scale today and was not surprised to see that I have gained weight. I know why: I've been eating with abandon. Hmm...I think I should change that to a capital "A." I've been eating with Abandon. I think it's time to choose a different eating partner.

When I eat with Abandon, he always taunts me. "You know you want this cookie. Go eat it. Don't eat one. Eat three or six." And then he says, "Hey, there's ice cream in the freezer! If you don't eat some your husband will eat it all." And then, true to his name if nothing else, he abandons me, leaving me in that overfed state, knowing that when I get on that scale, I will have gained weight instead of losing it.

But I serve a God who never abandons me. He has promised, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5) The Holy Spirit will lead me into wise choices in regards to food, but I must trust Him, each moment. One step at a time. One bite at a time. I may not have tomorrow, but I have this moment to make the right choice. And I will make it. And I won't eat with that liar Abandon anymore!
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    Great Blog! Love the analogy and the rescue of Gods favor!
    1744 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    Wow! What an awesome blog! Abandon has not showed up this week and I am so glad! Worry and Stress came knocking on the door to eat, but I told them I was too busy for company and kept my eye on the prize!
    1775 days ago
    Your decision to think more on your food and putting that with scripture is a major step. I believe you will be successful. I talked to my husband about a similiar issue and we are going to try and change a few things ouselves.
    1777 days ago
    I have to stop inviting that guest to my snack time! It is so hard when I get home so late. I am not quitting and either are you! emoticon
    1779 days ago
    Great post Claire. I think he wanted to eat with me too, but I didn't invite him for meals, mostly just right before supper. LOL! Then I kicked him out. But I guess the damage was done.

    I sometimes eat with Worry too. Now that's a character! But I;ve tried to ban him and his good buddy Stress from my home. LOL!
    1779 days ago
    I used to have to set a plate and utensils on the dining room table for Jesus. Now I do it in my mind if I have cooked something that I know I will devour. I still overeat, but I can see the progress that I have made since first becoming aware of whom I used to dine with. Very awesome message. Thank you.
    1782 days ago
    I know exactly what you are talking about.

    Old habits of eating with abandon die hard.

    But, never give up or quit because in due set time you will reap the good habits of eating healthy and living active lives and exercising.
    1782 days ago
  • KAREN91
    I decided about 1 week ago to quit eating with abandon. I updated my weight with what I actually weigh and started over. I had gained several pounds because I had been eating with abandon for several weeks. I am back to losing again since stopping. I agree with you Abandon lies to you. Once you have eaten with Abandon he leaves you alone to deal with the guilt, the weight gain, the shame etc. emoticon
    1782 days ago
  • VICKI2705
    Amen! Well put! Hope you have a blessed journey.
    1782 days ago
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