Connie A Thompson

Empowered gives the definition of empower as to give power or authority to.

EmpoweredMy weight is a direct reflection of how I have empowered food in my life. When I was upset, I would eat. When I was happy, I would eat. When I was angry, I would eat. I would search the cupboards and refrigerator looking for something to feed my craving. My stomach would feel stuffed, but my soul still yearned to be filled. And then regret would overwhelm me with remorse for all those calories I had consumed.

If you weigh 160 pounds, it takes 20 minutes at 3 mph to burn 85 calories. The average bag of chips is about 220 calories. The average candy bar is about 240 calories. You’ll have to walk about an hour to negate a bag of chips or candy bar.

I have chosen to follow the Weight Watchers plan. I’m a picky eater and I don’t do well when I have to eat certain foods. This plan gives me the freedom to eat the foods I prefer. For me, forcing myself to eat foods I don’t care for only leads to binges. Do calories count if nobody sees you consume them? Just like a tree falling in the woods, it does make noise if nobody is around and calories do count.

It is hard when cravings come. What do you do when chocolate cake begins to call your name? You have to take the power away from the food. Pray for God’s guidance. Go to His word. Read Made to Crave. Cake will fill your stomach, but only God can nurture and fill your soul. 

4 Thoughts on “Empowered

  1. Thanks for sharing. I can relate to everything in this post. I always regret those calories, and the thing is, I know that before i eat them, but I do it anyway, I’m very excited about this Made to Crave study and putting that craving to good use!

    • Connie on January 25, 2014 at 8:33 am said:

      Thanks Jamie. It helps to know that others feel the same way. Made to Crave has definitely made me consider my choices.

  2. Not always easy to be a logical eater over an emotional eater. But when we put that full armor of God on, we can do battle against the things that come against us, and that includes food!! Awesome post!! Thanks very much for sharing.

    Trish (OBS Blog Hop Team)

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