Saturday, September 1, 2012
..and the Truth shall set you free!
One thing I have been miserable about is facing the truth about my eating: how much I eat, what I eat, why I eat.
The truth is, I have resented the idea of having to limit how much food I eat. But the truth also is, eating without limits is what got me 130 pounds overweight in the first place. The truth is, my body will respond to the amount of food I put into it. Period.
I have defiantly refused to quit eating foods that aren't healthy, because...well...I just don't want to! But the truth is, there are some foods that I should stay away from for my own good. The truth is, I can eat anything in moderation and still lose weight, but to experience the benefits of having a healthy body I need to pay attention to the quality of what I'm eating.
I have not wanted to let go of using food as my pacifier when I am sad, lonely, depressed, upset, etc. But, the truth is, food is not a pacifier. It's food. Fuel. We have to eat it to live. God, in all His glorious generosity, also made it enjoyable. The truth is, I have been consoling myself with the gift instead of the Giver.
The truth is, when I make reasonable and healthy choices about what I eat, I feel better. I look better. I am more content with my life overall. The truth is, I still am going to struggle with wanting to go back to those old ways of thinking. The truth is, that's life. The truth is, the choice is mine: bondage to food and fat, or FREEDOM!
I choose freedom. And that's the truth.