I was born a size 14.

My dear friend Mary Kathryn is currently hosting an online study on Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made to Crave and I have the priviledge of being a guest blogger.  How exciting!!  Read on…

I’ve had a weight problem for as long as I can remember.  In fact, I think I was born a size 14 and just went up from there.  Ha!  Actually, as a young child I was average size (not thin, not fat) and I even remember being told by one of my grandparents when I was young that I “didn’t eat enough to keep a cat alive.”  Yet now as I look at my reflection in the mirror at the overweight person looking back at me, I get disgusted at myself for not having the will to fix it.

And believe me, I’ve tried to fix it.  I think I’ve been on every diet imaginable, taken diet pills, and even tried starving myself once which incidentally only lasted about twelve hours at which point I recovered by going to McDonald’s for a Big Mac value meal.  Gah.  And the problem with all these diets and pills and plans is that the root of my eating has nothing to do with not feeling full.  I don’t eat because I’m nervous or upset…well, maybe I do…but that’s not really the bottom line.  See, I eat because…well, I like food.  I know full well how to lose weight – I’ve done it enough times – but apparently I am an expert at how to gain all of the weight back.

So when I opened Lysa’s book Made to Crave, I was elated to read this on the first page…

Click here to read Lysa’s words and rest of the post…

4 thoughts on “I was born a size 14.

  1. LOVED your post this morning on MK’s blog! You are so funny and deep! I love funny/ deep folks, so I’m pretty sure that you and I would get along great. I hope to come up to see MK again, pretty soon. She will definitely have to get us together.


    1. Oh my gosh Kim, thanks!! I imagine we would get along famously! I’d love to get together when you come to see MK again. Hope it’s sooner than later!


  2. Thank you for making me laugh and causing me to be introspective within the space of one heartbeat.

    1. Aww, thanks for reading! It’s been so cool “meeting” new people through the blogsphere! Glad you’ve got the email subscription thing…heading over there now to click!

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