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Why am I such an Emotional Eater?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

So, today was the just the worst day ever! Work was so crazy and irritating, then I get home and I have to spend 3 hours clearing out a closet so that plumbers can get to a leaky pipe in my bathroom! And all I want to do, all day.... is eat! Why is is that when I am stressed out, angry, sad, worried or scared I want to eat a bag of doritos and a pint of ice cream? I wish there was a way to change that about myself. I want to be one of those girls who loses her appetite when she's upset... not someone who develops the appetite of a lumberjack.

Honestly, the only thing that kept me from totally binging today was the fact that I really want to track all my food, and I don't want people to see that I pigged out! So, thanks to Spark People I stayed under my calorie range. And although I am still worried and irritated... at least I don't feel guilty for overeating! And I blogged for the first time, and I think it helped.

Good Night.
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    I feel you-- What I found has helped me is to keep telling myself I have worked so hard the whole week why would I want to blow it now and I love seeing the scale go down. Also I have found instead of eating to just get pissed at myself and just cleaning like a made fool-- this is working and it makes my husband laugh b/c he is always worried that I might be made at him. I clean like crazy when I am mad-- so I turn a negative into a positive and my house looks better in the end!

    Thanks for your well wishes for me. It just sucks being sick b/c last week I didn't work out b/c my daughter was sick and that was just draining and now I am sick-- all of this sickness is thanks to my sister who brought her sick daughter to my mom's house when we were there-- so now two weekends in a row have been ruined--o well. Good new is my throat hurts so bad I don't feel like eating so at least I am not gaining!

    I am also proud of you for blogging-- I find it helps alot and that is is like therapy but its free!

    Take care
    4359 days ago
    I know it's so hard to break the habits we've made for ourselves - I didn't even know I was an emotional eater until I started logging my food! But the fact that you were able to keep from completely binging is a step forward and don't forget it! You're making PROGRESS - and that is wonderful! :)
    4360 days ago
    you know i'm in the same boat as you! i'm glad you resisted the urge...and soon, it won't be guilt about SP that stops you...it will be your own awesome willpower! SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!

    4360 days ago
  • MRSALLEY2010
    I am currently working on redefining what food means to me. I'm trying to get a mindset of 'food is meant to nourish my body' not 'food tastes really good so I want to eat it! plus eating is FUN!'

    hope that helps! yay for your first blog!

    4360 days ago
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