Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Update from Chrissy

Angie...........I understand the whole stress factor. I really need to invest more in prayer, reading, or listening to music to deal with stress. This last few months have seemed to go no where in the healthy plan I was so pumped up about.

To the rest of you gals

I have been fasting the last few days for spiritual reasons. My church called a March Impact fast. Each week is different things.

This week..... fast 3 days no food or beverages. I did drink due to some medication I take.

Next week is a media fast. AHHHH!

Third, is the Daniel Fast- no sugar, sweets, bread, meat

Fourth, is I forgot. :0)

I know that fasting is not a very popular thing in some peoples lives. I choose to do it I see a lot of spiritual and personal growth when I do it. Please, do not share your thoughts if they are negative. I know the dangers of it and all but I just trust mightily in God's power. I do not do this for weight loss reasons. I actually never really lose any. Thanks to that Thyroid. :)

Anyway, without shoving food in my mouth for the last few days I really can see how much I depend on food. When my mom called me Tuesday and shared with me she was diagnosed with Heart Disease , as funny as it sounds I cried and wanted to just stop the fasting and eat. Right then a light bulb went off. I realized how much I stress/emotionally eat. I have always figured it but until that moment really it didn't sink in. So, all day today I have noticed how much I wanted to eat when I was frustrated with the kids, or tired and bored.

Do you have any tips to share on overcoming emotional stress eating? How do you deal with it?

1 comment:

The American Homemaker said...

I am a huge stress eater too! And I think fasting for spiritual reasons is awesome! Three days sounds tough, but there are a lot of people that do it. You're doing great!