Weight issues are often outward representations of what is going on within us. In my case, one source of my of my inner turmoil was my self-reliance—in place of a dependence on God.
One devastating result of leaning into my own wisdom was emotional eating. Even as my weight increased, I tried to convince myself that I was ok with the way I was.
I wasn’t—and it became painfully obvious as my self-esteem continued to suffer—which only made everything else worse.
We are complex creations and weight is never the whole story.