Emotional Eating - Again
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
I've noticed lately that while I've been doing fairly well on the SparkPeople nutrition tracking and exercise tracking, I seem to have ONE day a week where I've really messed up. Just flat out overate and didn't exercise. This has happened over the last 2 weeks.
It happened last Sunday after having a really great preceding week. When I try to think back on what happened, it seems like a blur. I had been doing fine until the evening and then I started thinking & worrying about my son and his medical problems. I became very anxious and started to eat everything in the house. I couldn't seem to stop even though my stomach hurt. .... I gained back all the weight I had lost the previous week.
When I look back at all of the wasted time and effort that I "threw" away, I don't understand it. Logically, eating everything clearly didn't help my son. So I'm trying to make a plan on what I'll do when or if that horrible anxious feeling comes back.
For me, the best thing I could do is take my puppy for a walk. It was fairly late at night, but my neighborhood is safe. The other thing could do is hop on my treadmill for a walk. Finally, I should have just left the kitchen area maybe with some hot tea which relaxes me.
Now I know I could have done any of these things, but I didn't. So this will be a new Spark Streak that I will need to work on till it becomes a habit. I have proved I can exercise and I can eat healthy. Now I have to be able to control myself when I try to resolve my anxiety by eating too much. I know I can do this
I have to do this! Life is too short to be sabotaging myself !