In the Struggle: You Are What You Eat
Recently, a friend of mine posted a picture of this sign.
This really gave me pause to stop and think.
How many times over the years had I gone on a binge of one kind or another? Sometimes there was a craving, was I lonely or depressed. Other times I felt that I had a valid reason because I was hungry or had a migraine.
I would overindulge and cram food into my mouth. However, then I would hide the trash and evidence of my weakness. I thought no one was aware of my binge eating.
After all they didn’t know what I ate in private when no one else was around.
They may not KNOW but they could see it. The evidence was clear for everyone to see. I carried it on my body with me everywhere I went. I was unable to shed the true evidence of my deception.
In the long run the person I was truly hurting was myself. Everyone else could see what I was doing to myself, even when I couldn’t.
I’ve worked hard to overcome this binge eating, but it’s not been easy. I’ve had to learn to be honest with myself and admit why I was truly eating.
The more I’m honest with myself the less I eat in secret. This is making it much easier for the weight to come off, because I am not sabotaging myself.
I’m still a work in progress, but most days I find myself taking baby steps to move forward.
Do you hide what you eat?