Thursday, November 19, 2015

avoid emotional eating

Good morning. I swiped this clip from one of our group members and think it is a very worthwhile thought for this day. Things have been stressful and hectic in recent weeks with some changes at the office and I've been mentally and physically dragging by the end of the day, so I haven't had the energy or time to write, but my thoughts are always with this group. Watching the news coverage of the recent terrorist attacks, both the plane that went down and in Paris only added t...o it. Throw in the horrific weather all over the country displacing people from their homes and devastating lives...and COULD become a perfect excuse to give into emotional or comfort eating.

I remind myself multiple times a day that LIFE is a gift.....and, although I cannot control the 'external things" that happen around me.....I can control how I react to them and how I respond. Eating a cookie or a bag of chips isn't going to change the news....or the weather; it isn't going to make my piles of work get smaller; it isn't going to ease the sadness in my heart when I think about loved ones that are hurting right now; and it certainly isn't going to ease the stress that sometimes comes with life. it might distract me temporarily.....but after a life-time of emotional and comfort eating, I KNOW that it only makes life more I WON"T....give in to the temptation.

So many people in this group are going through some pretty rough times right now. As we approach Thanksgiving next week, things are going to be even tougher for those that have lost loved ones this year or have faced other life-changing situations. I encourage you to be strong....stay focused...and draw strength in comfort from God......not food, drink, or other harmful habits. You can get through the tough days at a time.