For as long as I was binge eating, I thought that I would stop doing it once my job, or my relationship status, or my living situation, or whatever else I didn’t like at the time was different.
In those ten years of my life, my circumstances changed numerous times, yet my eating did not.
Maybe it did for a little bit, but I always went back to the binge.
The problem wasn’t in what was going on in my world, where I was working, what I was doing with my time, or who my friends were. The problem was in how I was responding to all of it. The problem was in how I was thinking about all of it. The problem was in how I perceived my problem.
The problem was in my thinking about everything.
It took me so long to cease my binge eating mostly because I didn’t have the knowledge I needed, but also partly because I was waiting for my life to straighten out. I honestly thought everything would just fall into place and my binge eating would just go away.
What I didn’t know was that I didn’t have to wait and if I did, I’d be waiting forever!
Funny thing is that when I actually did stop, when I learned the true cause behind why I was binge eating and how not to do it, I was single, low on cash, and unemployed, which are all things that I felt were hindering the quality of my life.
I did not like barely living off of the measly unemployment checks I got and I was sad about a recent break up.
I could have easily allowed my current circumstances to give me an excuse to be sad, hopeless, or full of self-pity, and stop me from applying this new knowledge, but I didn’t.
I didn’t use my circumstances as an excuse to self-sabotage just because I wasn’t 100% happy with how my life looked.
We can allow ourselves to be victims of our circumstances, or we can face the truth.
The truth is that we get to decide how we think about our circumstances – the ones we’ve created for ourselves and the ones other people around us have.
How we think about them is what will determine how we feel and how we behave.
The power is in our hands to create the results in our lives that we want and we don’t have to wait for our lives to be perfect, because they never will be, we just have to change how we think about what’s going on.
You can wallow in the fact that you binged yesterday, or every day last week, and you can blame it on whatever you want to. But none of this is going to help you.
Stop the blame game. Stop wallowing.
Start changing in what’s going on in your head. That’s where the magic is.
Maybe you don’t know right now how to change, and that’s okay. For a long time I didn’t either. But I want you to know that it is possible and believing that is a great starting place.
You’re the one creating all the results in your life. What’s great about that is that it means you’re able to create results different from what you have now.
So what about yourself do you want to be different?
Whatever it is, know that no matter your circumstances, you can make it happen.
Nothing around you has to change, you just need to make a change within.
And you can. You absolutely can and there is no reason, not one, why you can’t.
All you have to do now is learn how, and that’s what I’m here for.
Let’s change you and let’s end your binge eating.
You’ve got the power, time to use it.