I have made a career out of food and eating. If you want to follow along as I try to find my way - welcome.
First, I think, we must think about overeating as greed, which is idolatry. Read Ephesians 5:5. Repentance is how we begin. This is our first prayer. You may want to write these down. There will be more.
I am not weighing myself. That's not the problem. It's my mind. It's my heart. The body itself is completely neutral. It causes nothing; it is completely an effect, not a cause.
Please free me from false appetites and take away my pain.
Take from me my compulsive self, and show me who I am.
Please give me a new beginning.
Unchain my heart so I might live a freer life at last.