Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Whats eating you?
So good news! Today was way better than yesterday! After coming home from a lovely weekend at the beach with family (please note picture of the pups and me trying to brave the wind), everything just went all wrong yesterday. From eating disordered actions to printing my project for my special ed class 30 minutes before it was due...it was simply just a horrible, no good, very bad day. I obviously did not fully comprehend an amazing article that I read on Sunday night in my March issue of P31 Woman. The title says it all: "It's Not What You Eat, It's What Eats You." This article explains how we often try to build physical health upon a faulty foundation, meaning we try to "fill up" with food or another addiction instead of the holy spirit. Disordered eating is a symptom of what lies deep within your heart, mind and soul. In order to fix my problem with bulimia, I must restore my mind and soul before I can restore my body to health. Once I have "purged my pain" of wrongful disordered thinking and identified my emotions, I can seek to fill those places with life-giving substances such as nutritious friendships, fun, and scripture. When my heart is fill of, then food will return to its rightful place as fuel for my body, and as a blessing from the Lord to be enjoyed, but not abused.
"It is up to us to guard and nurture our health so we can fulfill GOD'S plan for our life with passion and endurance!"
Just some food for thought...haha no pun intended.
So that brings me to today...
The snow has come again to sparkle city! It is beautiful, but I must say that I could care less this go around because I am desperately seeking Spring weather. Its March now and I am ready for Spring Break and Easter bonnets. Today I have truly thought about that article ALL Day. I of course have had ED thoughts, but not acted on them and remembered that they are just thoughts. I have had time to rest in front of the fire today (class was canceled:), prepare for my psychology test tomorrow night, and enjoy conversation with my Mom and Dad. I pray I can continue to have a good night and I really hope I can stay awake to watch Lauren Graham's new tv show Parenthood.
Until next time!