Tuesday, September 29, 2009

my journey with emotional eating

i've said it before, and i'll say it again. my name is hope, and i'm an emotional eater. what i haven't said before is that i've lost 10 pounds now! i got on the scale this morning, and i smiled back at it rather than frown or curse it!

i'm learning to go to GOD with my emotions instead of running to food. i know it sounds odd to run to food for comfort, but i've done it for years. not surprisingly, it never brought me lasting satisfaction. it brought me depression over my weight and lack of control. i stopped walking for weight control and started walking for stress management. i also walk sometimes just so i can dream or spend time with GOD. it's not as hard to get motivated to walk these days.

emotional baggage is heavy, and every item i give up is another pound lost. i'm hoping to shed another 8 lbs by november 1st. it's a lot to let go of, but i think i'm up for the challenge. Romans 12:2 says, "...let GOD transform you into a new person by changing the way you think."

2 comments:

Totell Wellness Team said...

Thank you for sharing this story. I personally understand the struggle with emotional eating and have started my own program at www.TotellWellness.com to help others. I am happy to hear someone being so dedicated to their values and I hope the journey is as fruitful as the destination. - Totell Wellness

hope hammond said...

thanks so much for the comment. i really appreciate your input!