Thursday, June 21, 2007

Confessions of an Over-Eater

June 15

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.


ErinOrtlund said...

Yep, me too. It can be so hard to resist cravings! Let me know how it goes!

Dodi said...

Yes, there is an Overeaters Anonymous. It's a wonderful program. It is based on AA; we substitute food for alcohol and compulsive overeater for alcoholic. The focus is spiritual. Check out their website:

Anonymous said...

Who'da thunk there'd be an overeaters' support group? But it's a fabulous idea. Sister, I salute you in your decision to just stop eating sweets altogether. (I don't really think you needed to, but it's your opinion that matters.) Good luck!

Michael said...

I know just the thing: mail me ALL you sweets, I'll even pay 1/2 of the postage! And any time you buy a new sweet, snail-mail it to me before you have a chance to eat it!

Seriously, glad you all go through your van misadventure unscathed. Erin and I think about you guys a lot and pray for you too. Take care and call anytime!

PS, nice poetry--cheered my spirit.