I’m giving up sweets (candy, chocolate, and cookies). I’m like an alcoholic: once I begin, I can’t stop. I keep telling myself that the root issue is self-control, and that to develop this fruit of the Spirit, I need to give myself opportunities to eat only a bit of chocolate. But tonight, I’m changing. It hasn’t worked to eat only a bit, so now I’m eating none. I’m going to live the verse “flee from temptation” and give it up entirely.
Is there a support group for this sort of thing? “Overeaters Anonymous” or something?
On the positive side, I’ve been exercising an hour each day, and feel much more in shape. Now I just have to lose these extra pounds.