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Temptation - A Poem About Over-Eating
The day draws to a close like curtains on a stage
Guilt fills the eyes draining them clear
Imprisoned by mental anguish
longing for sovereign control
Funds wasted on tingled senses
Mouth plumps with joy
Satiated til bursting
longing for emptiness once more
Motivated as a tugboat on the waters
a goal stabbed in the heart
Fullness enticing focus
Desire surpassing discipline
Flesh forcing spirit to surrender
into an eternal hell of self fulfillment
Character, integrity and honor
sinking to the depths of eternal frustration
Exhaustion consuming aim
Soul yearning for strength
Battling the sword of temptation
with the fragile toothpick of will power
The Spiral Affect of Over-Eating
If you struggle with food issues such as over-eating, or alcohol abuse, or drug addiction or any other negative habit, you are not alone. We all have our vices. I just wanted to express the fact that, as humans, we have a tendency at times to give in to things that we know are not good for us. As we struggle with these issues, such as over-eating, we may end up in a spiral affect. We eat too much again because we become over weight and do not exercise enough. Then we don't exercise enough because we tire easily and don't feel like making the extra effort to reverse our situation.
I myself am at the front of the line, here. For example, I have struggled with my weight all my life. I've been on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and most diets that emerged throughout the past several decades. On one diet I thought I had found the new me. I lost a whopping 75 pounds over several months the year I got married. Since then I have slowly gained it all back through the course of four pregnancies. I took advantage of my condition during pregnancy. The old saying of eat enough food because you are "eating for two" was my motto. I gained all my weight back and I'm right back where I started.
I can blame my past. I can blame my hectic schedule in the present. But when it comes right down to it, it's a daily choice that I make on my own. Nobody else is to blame for my choices, except me. I am a spiritual person, born and raised Catholic. I have my faith and I battle with the fact that I want to have balance in my life. I want to be physically fit, mentally strong and spiritually refreshed. I don't have that balance right now.
I am working on it and I am getting there. We all work on things that we know we need to fix in our lives. It's a daily soul-searching and it truly is about making proper choices. I give in to temptation at work especially during the holidays. I give in to late night pizza when the kids are hungry and I worked late. I know I am only human, but I see others who are in control of their eating choices and I know that I can be like them too. I struggle with this daily, but I am making headway in the right direction.
I'm trying to educate myself and learn more about what causes a person to struggle with certain issues in their lives. I don't consider myself an over-eater in the fact that I have a disorder. I know my issue is that I am not choosing healthy foods to eat at each and every meal. I also know that I don't exercise as much as I should for the quality, not quantity, of food that I choose to eat. These are the things that I personally struggle with as I try to get balance in my life. Your issues are probably different, but we all have issues that we need to work on in our lives. May you find balance and happiness in all areas of your life.
You On A Diet
I purchased this book several years ago when it first came out. It is co-written by Dr. Oz. This was out before Dr. Oz had his own show. He was popular becasue of Oprah, but he was not as popular as he is now. This book is an easy read. You'll find yourself wanting to know more and more about how your body processes the food that you put in it.
The book is written in every day words and the complex medical concepts are explained in simple phrases and in a manner that is funny, yet eye opening. Every person, fat or thin, should go through this book. It is a great learning tool on how our amazing body functions and why it is so important to eat the proper foods. There are pictures on almost every page and each organ and function is humanized in a cartoon, so it's easy for the reader to visualize the purpose of each organ. The book explains how eating bad foods can clog up the "roads" that lead to the heart and other key parts of the body. I highly recommend this book for everyone.
Are you tempted to overeat?
Do you eat everything on your plate?
You on A Diet
I have this book at home. I've read through it several times. I've highlighted key areas and I refer to it many times. I would recommend this book for any person who is tempted to over eat. If you are a full-figured person like me, read this book. You will be amazed with how your body processes the food you eat. This book shows everything in a fun, comedic way. The book is written by