Still want to binge? Didn't we give that up? What is it about the binge that we want back? This is something to think long and hard about. What about the binge do we want to be an Indian giver about? Remember an Indian giver is a person who gives something away and then wants it back. These people usually aren't held in very high esteem. We need to have enough self-esteem to put the binge to death.
The binge is but a stepping stone back to the familiar. Most of us who have lost significant amounts of weight have spent more of our lives in obesity so it is very familiar. We know what to do. We know how to act. As we continue in the healthy life we have worked so hard for this will become familiar as well. We must stay at this point until we manifest the health we are creating for whatever period of time it takes to not ever want to return to the unhappiness that was obesity. Is it worth experiencing some hunger? Is it worth exercising when we would just as soon skip it today? Is it worth drinking all that water? You betcha.
Are we truly set free from the slavery of the binge? Are we going to allow the evil in this world called satan to succeed in making us believe we cannot walk in consistent victory over temptation? Put it to death. Write a letter to yourself and read it often concerning this.
Remember this: what we believe determines the way we live. If we believe we are going to sin (gluttony is sin, so is making an idol out of food), then we will. If we believe we have no choice but to live in bondage, we will. If we believe we can't live victorious lives, we won't.
"Fear not, (your name here), I am your shield; your reward shall be very great". (Gen. 15:1)
This topic came from the daily readings of Nancy Leigh DeMoss.
My zucchini relish recipe is in my answer to Jasmine's comment on my Aerobics post a couple of days ago.
Be careful out there today and have a blessed Sunday.