Okay, so today I rejoined WW for like the umpteenth time. My husband and I went right after church. He weighed and joined and I did the same and stayed for the meeting. I really like my Thurs. leader but I just can't seem to make it on Thurs. with work and all. This leader was someone I had not seen or heard before. I enjoyed the meeting. She was talking about the negative mindset we all seem to have concerning diets and that the WW way is to change that mindset to a way of life not a diet. One of the ladies in the class said our mindset might be that a diet is deprivation but the WW side says that our choices are limitless. I began to really ponder on that word deprivation and it occurred to me that a diet really is deprivation. Not necessarily deprivation of food but deprivation of the comfort and emotional security that food often times brings to those of us who struggle in this area. I believe it would be the same for a shop aholic. Once this person decides to change his/her lifestyle by cutting out shopping in excess they too may struggle with the "high" if you will that shopping brings them. All of us have a void in our lives that only the Father can fill. I know I am so guilty of trying to fill it with food. An example of this was a recent trip to the grocery with all three kids, I believe they fought the entire time. I had to correct them on numerous occasions. I bought a candy bar and once I got to the car I ripped it open and ate it as fast as I possibly could. It brought comfort for a few minutes then guilt. I pray that this time around on WW I will identify the hunger that comes from emotions and that when I do I will take it straight to the Father. If I find comfort in other things or if I just keep busy so that I won't eat then I am only masking the problem and or filling the void with something else. I am going to do my best to lay this idol (and thorn in my flesh)down once and for all at the Father's feet. I have to quit thinking I can do things apart from him.
Have a great week and remember to put the Father first.