As I was watching my 600 lbs life, the young woman who was very obese made many comments on how much she hated her body, and being the weight that she was.
She also made statements that she felt her life would be so much better, if she would just lose the weight. As a former obese person I can understand her pain, but I also know a truth that it has taken me many years to learn.
The overeating is not the issue. The fat on her body is not the issue. The issue will always be all of the underlining, unresolved, hidden pain of the heart, that expresses it's voice through the violence of overeating.
The deeper issues takes time to get to.
Sometimes you must be willing to commit to seeing a counselor, therapist, or other medical professional as well as Christian professionals for the healing and restoration we need.
Be willing to look at the real issues, and not just what you see on the outside.
You are always giving yourself something"
Lacy Lange is a writer and Empowerment Speaker who lives in Michigan with her husband of 25 years, Roger and has two adult sons, and two grand-kids.