Life was so depressing, the only thing I found happiness in was food and shoes, maybe handbags. I would not really look at myself in the mirror, too depressing.
I was afraid to eat in public, people might, and did make comments. You should not eat that, do you really need it, that is your choice.
How can people thing that I was happy?
I was smiling. All the time.
Each evening I would come home and eat happiness. Food was where I found comfort, friendship and happiness.
When the meal was done, I was back to being sad. I felt tied to food, bound by it.
That cannot go on forever. I deserve to be happy.
Food issues are what held me back. What are they?
They are subconscious thoughts that we hold that keep us from making good, permanent changes that will help us to succeed. Change.
Things we are told or seen or experience as children affect us as adults.
Something as simple as “eat everything, there are starving children in the world who would appreciate it” can make us think we MUST eat everything on our plates, whether we want it or not.
Not being able to eat what we want then as adults rebelling and eating everything we were banned from as children.
Or it could be that we had such wonderful moments at family gatherings eating cake and other party treats that when we eat those things as adults we still remember and feel those feelings. Happiness.
Would I rather be large and find comfort in food, or be a normal size and possibly be happy all the time?
I sat down one day and decided to start looking at my issues, what were all the thoughts that I had when I thought of certain foods?
Where did those thoughts come from?
This did not take 5 minutes, but was a journey that lasted a few months but was so worth it.
I am not tied to food as I used to be. I love eating but I make healthy choices and still have a little of the naughty foods but everything is in balance.
I am not anything special, I just found the tools that helped me to break the bonds of issues.
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You are worth it!