It seems that I am on edge since I started trying to lose weight. Do you have any suggestions?
Absolutely. When I try to change my lifestyle I spend much time wanting the old back, romancing the thought of the old.I often forget why I felt it important to change in the first place. When I sabotage my new plans, I get angry and frustrated. This leads to self destruction, hopelessness and failure. I have learned through behavioral science that I need to watch out for H.A.L.T. (hungry, angry, lonely, or tired). When I feel one of those feelings I am opening up the door for backsliding. I try not to let myself get to hungry by eating all the food on my nutrition challenge, in timely intervals( five small meals a day). I focus on nurturing loving, kind thoughts, in all situations vs. anger. I trust that God is always with me, always loving me, to avoid loneliness. I make sure to prioritize 8-10 hours of sleep each day. When I make sure I am not hungry, angry, lonely or tired I am less likely to desire to backslide and less on edge.
Jeremiah 3:22 NKJ “Return, you backsliding children, And I will heal your backslidings.” “Indeed we do come to you , For You are the Lord our God.”