I've often mentioned how the emotional part of this journey is the hardest. Years of listening to lies and falling prey to the insecurities that obesity causes is really difficult to overcome. Sometimes I wish I could really verbalize how my brain has functioned in the past. And though I've exposed bits and pieces of it during various posts, I know that I've not adequately described the thought process of a food addict. Unless you experience it, I'm not sure that you really can fully understand.
That being said, CME ran across this article in one of the "junk mail" newspapers we get. I found it on the web and thought I'd share it. Though it still doesn't do justice to those of us who fight this addiction, it is from the perspective of a psychologist and expert in weight management. She touches not only on obesity, but anorexics and bulimics as well. I could actually relate to the person on the plane she mentions in the article.
I really hope you'll click the link below and read on...
Food Issues Often Misunderstood
My hope in posting this is to help others understand. To help people realize that the old cliche that "you can't judge a book by its cover" is more than cliche. I never really thought about my comments when I'd say that the "skinny" person should eat a twinkie (or two)! As far as I know they could have been bulimic or anorexic. God constantly humbles me with the reminder that I, too, can be judgmental. I'm thankful for his promise in Lamentations 3:22-23: "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness" (ESV)
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14