I've been having a lot of trouble recently. I notice myself binging more. Consequently I am gaining weight. Additionally I don't know how to get past the fact that I don't think I can succeed anymore. I know attitude is an important part of lifestyle changes working, but when I try to tell myself that I can still change it feels hollow and I don't believe it.
I have to deal with a lot of temptation with food because there is a lot of bread and fruit at home...higher calorie, carb heavy things that I really like.
I don't know what to do to try and get back on track. I saw a really good article that highlighted three important points- recognizing that I am conflicted, not unmotivated (it's the difference between being powerless and acknowledging that I've been making poor choices and I can change my choices), making small goals to gain momentum, and having a plan b to cope with temptation.
Sunday brunch after services there are always pastries and bagels or muffins. I am good about avoiding them, but I wind up binging on the better food choices available there or at later meals. I fail at portion control and am eating my feelings. I know I am doing this, I don't want to continue, and yet I do anyways. I feel disconnected, powerless to a gluttonous body that is reaping the spoils of its actions. Please help.
"20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [n]forever and ever. Amen."