Proverbs 26:11 - As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.
2 Peter 2:22 - They prove the truth of this proverb: "A dog returns to its vomit." And another says, "A washed pig returns to the mud."
When I return to unhealthy behaviors and unhealthy eating I am like the dog that returns to its vomit. Have you ever seen that? Doesn't it make your stomach do a flip and cause the gag reflex to kick in and your eyes start to water? I have been thinking about this a lot because as disgusting as the mental picture is, it is a very accurate description of what we do when we aren't thinking. Think about that binge food as vomit.
We clean ourselves up, buy all the right food, and get some new workout clothes because this time it's for real. We forget that getting OUT of the mud and washing up won't keep us there without getting the mud in perspective. Why do we feel so comfortable in the mud? Does a fish know it is in the water? It's right at home. It knows what to do and how it feels.
Let's not be fools or pigs.