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I had told you guys that I am doing a devotional about the 10 myths of teen dating with my daughter and relating it to my life and my weight loss journey. Well today was a little different.

Because I am single and lonely, I turn to food and sweets during those times. So it would make since to attack the thoughts and feelings I have about dating in order to control that part of me turning to food when lonely.

It stated, "Both dopamine (a neurotransmitter) and oxytocin (a neurohormone) make social bonding pleasurable, which in turn makes a teenage girl seek out more social bonding.

This desire for social bonding extends into the dating world. Dopamine and oxytocin levels will also increase during the early stages of a dating relationship."

I know I am not a teenage girl, but I long for that acceptance and love from my soulmate so strongly sometimes. I guess because I can't get the dopamine and oxytocin through my soulmate, being that I don't have one, I turn to food. Foods especially sweets do give me dopamine and oxytocin.

But wait I do have a soulmate. It is God. I need to reach out to him more. There is no greater pleasure then being in his presence and feeling his love. I have to let go of all my self-doubt.

Father let me feel you love and presence more.

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