My girlfriends and I have been on every diet known to man. We've had considerable success at times, but as the days rolled on, the weight would slowly creep back on. Personally speaking, food still had its hold on me.
I'm so tired of yo-yo dieting and constant self-focus. It's a cycle I have not been able to break. I've even tried intermittent fasting! I found that the more I fasted, the more obsessed with food I became! And then there's "mindful" eating, but even that doesn't help. I've tried "mind over matter" until I'm blue in the face.
I want lasting change. My husband, our teenagers, and I love to be outdoors. We enjoy adventure vacations, camping, and hiking. As the years go by, I've noticed I'm just not feeling as fit and strong as I would like to be.
There's some connection between my physical health and my emotional health that I don't want to gloss over any more. It's been so easy to blame food. I now know that food isn't the issue. I am ready to combat all the toxic thinking that leads me to food for comfort and control.
I've got an okay self-image, but I keep adding weight each year which has me concerned. I'm especially eager to know what God says about all of this!
I have a friend or two who are in the same boat as I am. It would be such fun to complete this course alongside them. We all want to be healthy and strong as we approach midlife. We want to be able to keep hiking, riding bikes, and trying new adventures.
Maybe now's the time to choose mental, physical, and spiritual health in one big package!
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