…I learned I didn’t have to eat out of boredom or emotional turmoil. I could choose to eat at these times, but I no longer felt compelled to. This was such a relief that I found myself not only more satisfied with food, but that satisfaction spilled over into my life in general…
…Being obedient in this way is the foundation of eating normally without having to worry about what to do when faced with chocolate cake.
I wonder sometimes what the actual turning point in my life was…the one thought, or attitude which changed my perspective from -I can’t, to -I can?
What I can accomplish is only limited by what is inside my head. Therefore, I cannot let other’s fears and anxieties cloud my vision.
Berating myself for overeating and for being overweight only served to lock my psyche into that behavior.
special…We all have a definition in our heads of what that means and when we don’t reach it, we feel like we have somehow failed.
I often thought that I had to come to terms with my emotions to stop bingeing. And to some extent that may be true. But when I discovered what really fueled my binges, the emotional piece sort of just took care of itself.