Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com. After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on. I thank God for this wonderful experience. As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new. Now, however, I need to make some […]
Here’s a query for your day, today… What is overeating and being overweight giving you? Please think about this, in a very insightful, deep way, and share your feelings.
Post them on a comment below, then come back in a few hours or tomorrow and see what other have said. You may find some intriguing responses to your thoughts, or someone else may have posted something that sparks new insights for you. You may learn a lot about yourself, and your motivations for continuing your old habits.
I found that for me, being fat was a shield against having to be close or intimate with others. It was protection from possibly being hurt. That compounded my problems, though, I began to see over the long-term. I was overeating in the short-term moment of pain, to soothe my pain, but in the long-run, I was making my pain worse. This snowballed into a massive obesity problem (400 pounds of misery). It’s not easy to look at yourself, and see your problems. It helps if others are doing this kind of self-analysis, too.
What does fat give you?