Friday, September 28, 2012
I continue to be challenged with Stress Eating. I have had some major stresses both at work & at home. The cycle is: for a while, I think I'm handling it well, then a switch flips inside me and I am constantly hungry. Unfortunately, I am in the middle of this for the millionth time. This may be the case where "it's not what I'm eating, it's what's eating me."
I truly am concerned because I have 12 year old twin daughters (b-day this past Tuesday), and I am 55. I am worried that my health will deteriorate due to weight related issues and I won't be the mother they deserve.
Sometimes, I think if I plan better, then maybe I can work through this. But I've come to the conclusion, it is more than planning. I need to come to terms with my emotional attachment to food that seems the worst when I am under stress.
It seems when I am stressed and have little time, I let my spiritual life suffer. That is a foundation that I need. I'm trying to remember who said this, maybe it was Rev. Ed Bacon, it was something like, "I'm going to have a really busy day, I better pray a little more." I believe the lesson for me is to turn to God & prayer more when I get stressed, instead of less because I think I don't have enough time.
I better go pray now!