One of the hardest steps I've made isn't dieting it's showing up broken. It's showing up obese and ashamed. I wait for you if you are coming to one of our groups. I watch the dynamic of you stepping forward in fear and meeting up with our faith! I watch the collective hope of a group come to rest all around you. I love the moment you realize you are NOT alone, but it's your choice to not stay alone. Just you and the food, and we all know who wins...the food.
In our local groups you are one of many broken people. People who MAKE the choice to NOT isolate. People who know they can't fix this alone or they would have. People who want to heal and live.
Being around others who ARE breaking through and working things out, will raise your HOPE that it can be done. Listening to the exchange of heart and soul, fears and failures let's you breathe again. "So I'm NOT the only one?" You whisper to yourself.
One of my happiest moments is when people talk about each other. "Where is she? She was struggling this week?" I watch phones light up with a texting, #Community. I often ask, "where is so and so?" and they all know...#Community Find Your Food group is open for you.
If you stumble, make the choice not to isolate. Come to community and share about it. We'll help you keep moving forward with momentum.
If you struggle, make a choice to press through that exhaustion and let us inspire you!
If you are hurting and you are about to use food to comfort, numb or distract, text a girlfriend in community. It will strengthen both of you.
Make the CHOICE not to isolate. Then it's just you and the food...and the food wins every time!