I have a love/hate relationship with food.
If so, it can make your everyday life a struggle.
I was raised to self-medicate with food. It was my family’s go to when happy or sad. Food was used as a part of our celebrations as well as a comfort when times were hard. Because of this, I was an overweight child, pre-teen, and have struggled with my weight all of my life. I even gained 72 lbs. during my first pregnancy.
I made those brownies you see in the above picture. They are one of my weaknesses.
I’ve had other mom’s come to me and ask how I am thin if I struggle so hard. My first comment is always that I was a singer for years and I know how to work with a camera. My second comment is that I am a determined person and I work hard.
I work hard to battle my family’s genetics.
Type Two Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Not so pretty, eh?
So now let’s talk weakness.
I am sad to say that I am one of those women who tosses her healthy eating out the window the
second minute I ‘cheat.’ In that very moment I feel defeated. Then the rest of the day I don’t eat well. After all, I’m a weak person and I just ruined my entire day.
Wrong! Yet this is exactly how I feel!
So what am I to do? What are you to do if you are like me?
I can tell you what I do. I pray. A LOT. I realize that I am human. I remind myself that food is not my God and that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
That includes ‘cheating/indulging’ and then picking back up right where I left off with my healthy eating. It means being fit for my family & for me!
Now to the nitty gritty. What exactly do I do to fight this battle within me. I incorporate the following into my life.
2. Trim Healthy Mama
(my way of eating)
If you are struggling with your weight, you are not alone.
There is hope.