What steps are you going to utilize in your life this year to help you have a healthy emotional life? If you don't really understand your emotions you won't be able to really understand if you are eating because you are hurt, lonely, or disappointed. This inward exploration is vital. The way I did this inward emotional journey was I looked at my relationship as a wife, mother, aunt, sister and friend. Where there any brokenness in any of these places and if so, I needed to begin to handle them. I found in this journey that the more I handled the emotional things in my life, the better I understand some of the reasons why I ate. I ate a lot of sweets because that was my way of masking my bitter places. Once I understood that about myself, I was then able to make the changes in my life to deal with my disappointments in my life in a healthier way. So instead when something difficult happened, instead of grabbing a candy bar, I would pray and then deal with those situations head on. What was the outcome? I have healthier relationships as well as a few less pounds from the over eating of junk.
How does this relate to our weight goal? It is important that we understand this life walk includes our entire self; mind, body and soul. So as you begin to change your diet and add in workout routines, make sure you are preparing your emotions for the new change. Until next time, continue to WIN in health.