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Chained to Food

I feel worthless. I feel guilty, I dont know how to stop this anymore. I know the answer is God and I go to him every time after anxiety hits me and I start to eat like crazy but it keeps happening again and again and it has been happening for over two years. I feel chained to this and I cant seem to find a way to free myself. Ive asked God many times to take this away but He doesnt do it, I know he is able so I know there must be something Im doing wrong I just dont know what it is. It's hard to talk about it, I feel this pressure to be perfect and to look perfect, I know most of this pressure comes from me but also from my friends and family. I dont know what to do, I dont have anyone I can talk to about this and I dont want to be this way anymore.

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Sep 22, 2014
Thyroid helps to loose weight
by: Anonymous

I started having horrible fear in 1982. Went to Doctors a bad psychiatric clinic for a year, no help at all. I983 I went to Mexico to say good by to my family because I thought I will end in a mental institution or die, I was extremely skiny, maybe about 70 lbs. A doctor there prescribed Amithryptiline and it helped me until 2008,
This medicine caused gain weight about 3 lbs. a week. I remember that my sister told me that my other sister was obese when she was little and her doctor recommended thyroid extract, so I asked my doctor, he tested my thyroid (the natural way) and prescribed Thyroid I took it and kept my right weight. We moved to other town and I went to a natural store and bought thyroid and kept taking it. The natural thyroid is best.
But you have to consult with the doctor I am not suggesting that you take it without consulting your doctor. Blessings

Aug 25, 2014
There is hope
by: Colleen

I have been overweight my entire life. And about 10 years ago fell into a deep dark pit of depression and anxiety. This just added to my weight issues. In my darkest hour I called out to God and was saved in 2004. Since then it has been an uphill battle of mind and body. But through it all I knew he was by my side. He is my everything, my comforter, my healer, my redeemer, my provider, my everything. The Lord has delivered me from many things, including drug addiction, adultery, smoking, the list goes on. But one thing I have battled for my entire life seemed impossible to overcome, my weight. I was classed by drs as morbidly obese, I took the largest size in women's clothing you could go in the department stores plus size section. I was riddled with guilt and shame, not to mention the physical side effects of tiredness, joint pain, and lethargy. I tried everything available, numerous times, counselling, diets, gym, psychologist, pills, you name it, I tried it. I have a gorgeous three year old, and one day I said to myself, look, Colleen, if you won't do it for yourself, do it for your beautiful daughter. She deserves a healthy fit mummy, one that can participate in life and teach her good habits, and most of all, to stay alive. So I realised, desperate times, call for desperate measures. I started researching weight loss surgery, and made an appointment to consult with a specialist in Perth. After seeing him, I felt hopeful and excited that a solution was within my reach. I took out the necessary health cover and had a year for it to take effect. I prayed and prayed and prayed, and said "Lord, this is where I'm at. I've got one more year to try anything else to start moving this weight, or I am going for surgery unless you tell me otherwise".
I did gym until my knees gave out, I dieted, I walked, I confessed, I prayed. I might have built some muscles, but I did not shift one kilo! Right, that's it. I've made my decision.
On February 20 2014 I had Gastric Sleeve surgery.
Best decision I've ever made. And yes there may have been naysayers ( not to my face but), but my life is taking a turn for the best. 6 months have past and I am 25 kilos lighter than when I first walked in that office. And I haven't even been into a gym as yet mind you. I have absolutely no regrets and I am excited about my future. I turn 40 in January and for me it will definitely be true that life begins at 40.
The best part is, is that my precious Lord Jesus has been right by my side, holding my hand, every step of the way.
Don't turn your back on modern medicine in favour of waiting on your miracle. In this case modern medicine was my miracle, and I would encourage anyone else that's had to endure a life of bondage to the shame of obesity, don't wait another minute. Do it for you, do it for your loved ones. Just do it. You won't look back for a second!! Xx
Good luck, from Colleen.

May 03, 2014
Me too
by: Anonymous

You are not alone .. I feel that I haven't really trusted God to take it away as do not really trust anyone not even my self .. It's so painful . Maybe once I learn how to trust God truly then I will realize that fear and depression does not have any place with faith .

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