Inspiration for this post comes from 30 Day Emotional Eating Journal Challenge
Today’s challenge is to write a letter describing my relationship with food. We have been together for a long time, a lifetime in fact. I want you to know how important you are to me. After all, without you, I would literally die. But you are more than just mere substance, a means to survival. You are a crutch that keeps me from dealing with stress and upsets. You fill me up so that I don’t have to feel empty inside.
I have to say, you are a loyal friend. You are always there for me when I am anxious or bored, frightened or worried. I never have to face darkness alone.
You are also there during celebrations and good times. No matter what emotion I might be feeling, you are there. Through good times and bad.
Do you know how needy I am? When I travel on a plane, I am afraid that if there are delays and I might go hungry. I always make sure I eat when I get a chance, just in case. Even at bedtime, I feel the need to eat just a little something to get me through the night.
And let’s face it, you are more tempting and alluring when you are full of calories.
I am getting older and my physical need for food is much less than when I was young. Yet my desire for you has not diminished with age. And that is the problem.
Which is why I have to be strong and learn to resist your temptations. I want to enjoy you, not covet you. We will always be companions until the end of my days, but our relationship needs to change. The healthier I am the longer our relationship will last. And that is best for both of us.