Lifestyle areas that I’ve improved in: running/exercising, making healthier food choices, reading the Bible, praying.
Lifestyle area that I’m really struggling with right now: overeating!
What is it about food, even when I’m not hungry that makes it so hard to resist? Flavor – yes definitely I love the taste of food. If there is a brownie, pizza, onion ring, chocolate anything in front of me, I’m going to want to eat it whether I’m hungry or not. But lately it’s also been nuts, fruit chews, fruit, veggies… anything! It’s not a taste issue right now. If food is there I’m eating it.
I also feel like the struggle is stronger since I’ve started being honest in my postings about eating and exercise. I know the correct choices to make, but I’m not doing them. I feel like Paul when he says, “For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15) God tells me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me… and Paul ends that passage with, “Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (:25) so I know I’ve got to earnestly start praying that God will strengthen me to resist!
I hope you are doing better with your eating than I am! Let me know if you have a food / exercise / health struggle that you’d like me to pray for while I’m praying for myself.