Sunday, July 01, 2007
The Natural Man
In the past, whenever I read about "the natural man" in the scriptures, I didn't think it necessarily applied to me--at least, I couldn't think of any way it did. Well, I now realize that my eating habits were definitely in the category of natural man. It was like an addiction (and in my mind it still is). All I thought about was food, when the next meal was, what it was going to be, what dessert I could make...and it made me happy. In my mind food = happiness. One day I realized that this wasn't good. I valued food above the scriptures, above most-if not above all things. I think that I have been feeding some emotional wounds with food my whole life. I think I'm finally ready to heal the wounds and walk away from my love affair with food--at least in the way that I used to eat. No more days where all I practically ate was sweets, no more 2nd helpings when I certainly didn't need them, no more obsession about what meal was next. I want it all to just go away and I want to start over. My weight has been a life-long trial and I think I'm finally able to overcome it. I am asking you all to please support me in this. Your words of encouragement are so helpful.
Articulations by Jill Pierce at 8:07 PM