Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Food Fights: Put Down the Utensils
I've struggled with food addiction for a really long time. I'm not sure when it actually started, but I think I was probably in late elementary school when I can remember pulling up a chair in front of the TV in the kitchen, my hand perpetually in the cookie jar. I could easily eat 6 to 7 chocolate chip cookies in one sitting. I remember rationalizing each cookie -- How many calories could there be in flour? In sugar? And isn't that whole stick up butter spread out through the ENTIRE batch? So really...
In 2002 (oh-so-many years later), I finally confronted the issues head on. Since I started writing for the health section in Blissfully Domestic, I been talking about some of the issues that I've had, some of the battles I've fought, and some battles that I still fight today. Honestly, once an addict, always an addict.
I thought it would be appropriate to link to my most recent Blissfully Domestic article today for the following reasons:
1. It still shows that it's an area that I cannot completely let my guard down.
2. I've had success in controlling the addiction, but I need practical, tangible strategies to help me keep it in check.
3. God has done so much in my life in releasing from the addiction and I really feel that the wisdom He has given me can help other people who are struggling with the same thing.
So, if you feel inclined, please click here to read the article. Or, actually, just keep reading. I'm posting the whole thing in full here...
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