by Joanna Poppink, M.F.C.C
Time of Decision
Once episodes of overeating diminish and hidden feelings become apparent, the second phase of your journey begins.
You feel proud and excited as you establish a healthy and reasonable eating pattern. Your good feelings, based on controlling what you eat, reinforce hope that you can create a better life for yourself. In time this more balanced way of eating and living will become familiar.
In this phase of your journey, as newly formed eating habits begin to become routine, you will begin to feel vulnerable and unsure.
This is a critical time. The emotionally flooding thrill of early success will pale as you feel previously hidden emotions. You may feel tempted to return to overeating to soothe yourself.
The temptation to return to overeating signals your next opportunity. Your feeling of exposure and vulnerability springs from being near secrets you have from yourself. Your anxieties suggest that you run away by eating. Your journey to health points forward into the challenge of meeting your fears. This is a time of decision.
Let's take a closer look at inner secrets, those secrets inside that even you don't know.
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