Lesson 3: I can't expect support from everyone. No one has a vested interest in this journey like I do. There will be people who will offer encouragement, which is great. But on days when no one cares, or even offers me tempting foods I know I shouldn't eat, I still have to care.
Lesson 4: I can expect support from God, if I make this a matter of prayer and focus on Him.
Lesson 5: I received a FaceBook message about the earlier blog on Lessons 1 and 2. She had such great advice that I'm posting it here. "My suggestion on how to handle the stress would be to begin to pray in the spirit. The behavior of "stress eating" or "binge eating" as others might call it, is much like that of an addict. You run to what you find comfort in when things are/get to much to handle but as soon as you are done, you feel like crap (possible beating yourself up). If you and the Lord are working this out then press into him during those times of weakness. Call a friend to ask for prayer and if you are in a place where you can, go for a walk."
Can't add anything to that.