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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sneaky Eating So Others Wouldn't Know

1 John 1: 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I had a plastic storage container party. I wanted to earn a special crock pot they offered as a hostess gift, but mainly I wanted to have a reason to have my friends over to show off. I was excited about all the planning, one of my big vices next to turning to food instead of to God. I made a list of all the fancy delicacies I was going to make for everyone.

A dear friend led the party, showing us how to make pies using the plastic containers. Afterwards, I offered my friends eclairs drizzled with chocolate and all types of other goodies I had prepared for them. Someone noticed that I wasn't eating and asked if I was going to join them. Of course, I told her, "No, I'm not hungry." I couldn't admit to secretly wanting to try the eclairs all afternoon. I couldn't let them see me eating these goodies, because then they would know why I as overweight. I was trying to hide my overeating, like I could really keep it a secret from everyone else. Who was I fooling...just myself.

When my friends left, I ate some of all the goodies I had prepared for the guests, especially the eclairs I had longed for. Afterwards, I felt disgusted with myself and ashamed. All the things I had eaten secretly amounted to much more than I would have eaten with everyone else. There's something about being sneaky virtually saying, "we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." Once I started turning my overeating and my control over to God, He could control my urge for sneaky eating so others wouldn't know why I was overweight. Debbie

Since I have used this Bible passage as an example of how God has positively influenced my overeating, this does not necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the verse.

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I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling 

Please put a healthy tip, comment, recipe, joy, or prayer under comments.  Thanks! Debbie

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