The Lord's help!
By workingonme
8/1/2010 10:10:05 AM
Last sunday my daughter come home crying from Young Women's. She was very upset. My daughter and I talked about what had happened. I was very upset.

Usually when I am upset I eat, eat, and eat some more. However last Sunday I didn't try to drown my anger in food. I did great until Thursday, I was still upset. I ate way to much food. And then I ate more food and then more. I was pretty disappointed in myself.

When I recognized what I was doing, I stopped eating. I believe the Lord helped me to see what I was doing with the food that night.

Today I am fasting. I have prayed for help in working towards recovery.


Please remember who is working on you!    
"Remember who you are. Do not allow yourself to fall because of other's lack of tactfulness and compassion.

Whatever would cause such hurt at church is not of the spirit. Do your very best to rise above it. I am sure that the Lord is saddened by the behavior of those that have hurt you today. You both must be of great worth to have the adversary work so hard against you. Please recognize the truth in this.

You will be in my prayers."
posted at 10:26:23 on August 1, 2010 by enough
Thanks for reminding me.    
"I bing eat a lot. When I am sleep deprived or under a lot of pressure I start bing eating. I have not addressed this in the 12 step meetings. I am too focused on the "other" issues of co-dependency and staying in strong recovery with a past (but ever present) addiction to Porn.

I will buy gas and find myself instinctively going into the store to buy a drink, a brownie or a can of Pringles. I heard someone call this "Recreational Eating" For me it is a reaction to stress or lack of sleep. I usually don't even think about it until I have emptied a bag of chips and find myself standing in front of the refrigerator looking for something else.

I need to pay attention to what I am doing. I am sure that depression has a factor to play in this as well. I used to drink pretty heavily on weekends. This was before I joined the church. I had no trouble in giving it up. I was happy to have a reason to stop drinking. When I drank I guzzled. No such thing as a full glass. I can see parallels in my bing eating.

Thanks for giving me something to think about and work on."
posted at 20:58:36 on August 3, 2010 by migail3

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