the biting truth

 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

this time i said no

Little by little, He is changing me. I do find myself impatient. Might as well be tapping my foot. Come on, change me, Lord!!

He is. Changing me, I mean.

One of my points of weakness is continual snacking throughout the day. And by that I mean I grab a bit of food every time I pass through the kitchen. Especially if there is something sweet. Every time I go into the kitchen, bite of food. Every time I walk through the kitchen to get to another area of the house, bite of food. While I'm cooking dinner, lots of bites of food. Get it?

Anyway. I realized this was a weakness and began to surrender this area to God. Part of the Thin Within program is to strive to only eat when you are hungry. So, snatching food simply because I am in the vicinity of food... Is not conclusive to only eating when hungry.

[Just to put this from another angle to get a stronger perspective... let's imagine an alcoholic. Someone dependent on alcohol to get through his day. Can you see him swiping swings of his poison all day? Ah, yes. See. My food has become an addiction just like the alcoholic's liquor.]

Yesterday, there were rice krispy treats (frosted with chocolate, of course) sitting on my counter. I spent the first few hours of the day, snitching bites. My "norm". Then God whispered to me. A gentle reminder of my convictions and my desire for freedom. I put a lid on the goodies (literally) and hid them away in the cabinet. Then I left the kitchen. I did not return to the kitchen without a specific mission. And I rested on the strength of the Lord to accomplish each little mission without snitching a bite of the treat.

I am excited about this little victory. For me, a food addicted woman, this is huge. We are making progress.

7 comments:

dmelen said...

Congrats! Good for you. One step at a time.

Alicia said...

That is great progress! Mine weakness is when I am watching tv. For some reason I think that when I sitting there enjoying whatever show I HAVE to have something to eat. I am slowly getting out of that mindset...it takes time though! Keep going...you are doing great!

C.C. and Double T said...

I, too, struggle with this kind of eating.

Congratulations on this one step to success. I am praying that God will continue to give you His strength to accomplish this as you take each new step, one at a time.

Remember that you can do all things through HIM who gives you strength!

Kim said...

Hello.... thank you for wanting to follow my blog. I hope that my journey has brought encouragement to you. Thin Within is NOT easy. A friend of mine says it's "ripping the band aid off" so God can heal the real wound. But it IS freeing. If you ever want to email me, feel free to. Or rather, comment on my blog with your email address, and I will not publish that comment. I do not know your name, but I will be praying for you when I pray for my other fellow Thin Within friends. May God bless you richly on your path to freedom!
Love,
Kim

Mary Teresa said...

Good for you! That's the best way to accomplish anything, a step at a time and with a little bit of God's help.

The Masked Mommy said...

Good job! I am soooo addicted to eating! Honestly, blogging helps. I eat when I'm bored or procrastinating housework. But now when I should be doing housework, I blog in stead of eating! lol! I have like 40 baby pounds to loose from my first pregnancy still! eek!

lilyblossom said...

Hi there! Have you been to the Thin Within forums? There are also many of us bloggers there too! Come on over for lots of encouragement and inspiration!