Nutella and other things.

on November 8, 2012 in (in)courage, Girls of Grace with 15 comments by

Spoon Reflection

You know what I love about what is going on at (in)courage?

I love that they have built a place where we writers can be crazy honest.

So this month, I told a story about Nutella and a boy and what me and my counselor talk about.

[Have I mentioned I see a counselor? I do. It’s one of the best decisions ever. Try it sometime.]

Pop on over to (in)courage and let me know if you can relate.


Today is my Saturday. I’m probably still laying in my bed or getting my nails painted or reading a magazine or drinking chai or doing all these things at once BECAUSE IT IS MY SATURDAY AND I CAN DO WHAT I WANT.



On Saturday, we have Girls of Grace in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Anybody wanna come? I can give away a few tickets… let me know in the comments if you want to attend and who you would bring with you!

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  1. posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 4:48 AM  |  reply

    How did I miss that you would be in SC? You know I finally met Emily last Sunday. It would be icing on the cake to meet you this weekend. But I can’t. Bummer.

  2. posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 8:44 AM  |  reply

    Annie, this is so brave. You make me want to be brave, too. Single women and BEYOND can relate to this emotional eating. Bless you girl.

  3. posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 9:21 AM  |  reply

    I’m not single, but I have used Nutella and other chocolate substances to fix things other than hunger. Great piece. Well written. So true. Thanks!

  4. Kirsten
    posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 11:54 AM  |  reply

    Annie, I recently discovered incourage and truly love it, and I always love your posts. Being so raw and honest and baring your heart to others is so scary, but you always do it and cut right to the quick. And I think when we are that honest with ourselves and others, is when we really connect and grow. It’s a beautiful thing. Thanks for sharing.

  5. posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 12:41 PM  |  reply

    I think I owe you some money.. That is the best ‘therapy’ and training in action that I have ever seen! Thank you for being so real! If you have any more sauce stained books I’m willing to pay double the regular price!

  6. Emily
    posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 12:56 PM  |  reply

    Thanks for sharing, Annie! I struggle with this on a daily basis & lately I have been FAILING … so thanks for the encouragement!

  7. posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 1:18 PM  |  reply

    Love love love your honesty and transparency. You are so brave! Thanks for teaching all of us a very simple but powerful thing we can do to stop emotional eating. I need it!!!

  8. Erica G
    posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 2:43 PM  |  reply

    I love today’s incourage post – so brave, so honest. Thank you.

  9. posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 3:19 PM  |  reply

    I have a real issue with I eating badly. I start each day a new and vow to not be daft with eating. But the minute I get bored I eat , always healthy at first kidding myself that its ok.

    I have been off work since September 2011 and had MAJOR back surgery that has left me semi disabled.
    I am unable to excessive so gain weight get depressed eat .
    I have asked God so many times to I help me. Would value some prayer and help please need to loose 5 st

  10. posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 3:33 PM  |  reply

    Hi there – I clicked over from in(courage) and am so glad I did; I’ll certainly be sticking around 🙂 Looking forward to joining you!

  11. KR
    posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 6:56 PM  |  reply

    Love this. I think food issues are universal for women. The original sin involved food, and eating when Eve wasn’t hungry. Amazing. There should be some comfort in that, but it still such a constant & very personal battle. I’ll pray for you. You are beautiful, inside and out, and God has big plans for you. You’ll know Mr. Annie when God plops him in your life. Speaking of Eve, don’t forget that Adam was ASLEEP when God created her for him. He didn’t have to do ANYTHING!!! Take comfort in that. One of these days, I’m going to meet you. 🙂

  12. posted on Nov 08, 2012 at 7:34 PM  |  reply

    Crying right now….you put into words, my battle that I am failing to win this week.

    Thank you.

  13. posted on Nov 09, 2012 at 8:11 PM  |  reply

    You’re gonna be in SC?! That is so awesome! I wish I would have known. OK, so if I got tickets (and I know it’s too late at this point but I will totally try to be on the ball next time there’s an Annie Blogs giveaway), I would totally bring my three younger sisters and my mom because well, when we get together the best things happen. 😀

  14. posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 10:46 PM  |  reply

    Just found your blog from a friend’s link. I’m so enjoying reading all the posts! 🙂

  15. posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM  |  reply

    You’re story about Nutella is great. Just great. I don’t tend to struggle with food being my comfort but believe me, there are plenty of other earthly things that are. But, in September I chose to do Jen Hatmaker’s ‘7’ food challenge. For all 30 days of September I ate seven foods. Kinda. I say kinda because it was HARD and I didn’t do it perfectly. But I did learn something. The month of September was also a rough month emotionally for my husband and I who were dealing with some yucky church stuff. There were many times during the month when I wanted to say “screw it! I’m eating a cookie!” (and many times when I did), because food is all I felt I had control over at the time. Feeling that way allowed me to get a glimpse into the lives of some of my friends who struggle with this on a daily basis. I get it. At least a little. When everything around you feels like it’s falling apart, we still have the power to choose what we eat. At least if you live in America. And that can be a tough battle for some. May I long for Jesus to fill my heart more than I long for a chocolate donut to fill my stomach. Because I do love chocolate donuts.

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