True confessions…the jelly beans won! At least for a while.
I did get the last word, though. LOL!
Easter is upon us and while we know that the heart and soul of Easter is Jesus’ having defeated death, nevertheless candy abounds during this time.
Here is a video where I share a little bit of what happened in my home. (One of the wonderful ladies I get to coach challenged me to confess this to you all…sigh…so here it is! LOL!)
What strategies will you have to keep you from mindlessly munching during this holiday time?
Thanks for sharing this story (a second time for me). I do find this story so valuable for all of us that are so used to eating mindlessly just because it is there. Today I had grapes on my counter and was ready to reach out and put one in my mouth but I thought of this jellybean story again and I stopped as I was not at 0 yet. I will definitely move these grapes elsewhere in order to avoid reaching out for them again. At church today, the verse that says Jesus was obedient even to death from Philippians was mentioned a few times. It spoke to my heart to be strong in obedience, which I believe is the path to new LIFE. God bless and thanks again.
Thanks for urging me to share, Lisa. And wow…great verse from Philippians!
Just home from camp and catching up on my emails and these teachings – I can say a hearty AMEN Easter and to food being on the counter and it being a problem. It not only is a distraction/temptation to me in my eating, but anyone else that comes by the counter – and my desk is at the end of the counter – I see other family members taking nibbles and it’s kind of irritating to me that they can and I “can’t” – hee hee Thank you for the refocus of this blessed time of the year celebration!! We shall all gear up and have our “right thinking” Easter bonnets on!! :o)
Amen, Connie! 🙂
When the scales went past 240lbs I stopped being interested in me, and I believe I became invisible to society. The only clothes I can get to fit are in black or dark colours, nothing bright and cheery. The scale is no longer my judge and jury, but I could easily become obsessed with it if I were to choose to focus there, it is parked behind my bedroom door standing on it’s end between a wall and chest of drawers.
I have canceled my membership with Weight Watchers, I was so focused on food – all day long, that I was starting to fear food and nothing was tasting good anymore. I was just shoveling food into my mouth without regard to liking what I was eating – like the Jelly Beans! I just want freedom from obsessive eating, and freedom to day dream about something other than food. I fear gaining more weight, and I have fears of losing the weight too. Wow…what a mess!
The entitlement eating really hit home this week, but the indulgent eating took first place! There is an element of freedom in the 0-5 boundary, I’m not constantly thinking about food, I put my daily foods together the night before and that’s that. No more calorie or fat gram counting, or POINTS for the whole week. The 0-5 boudary keeps me focused in today!
Wow, Lesley. What a testimony. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Lord, would you please give Lesley a sense of your presence today — that she might know you are crazy about her. I pray that her mind might be at peace, Lord. Draw her ever closer to you, Lord. Thank you.
I treasure your prayer Heidi, and I give thanks for you.