There is so much to learn about ourselves, and this site has definitely opened my eyes to a lot of things that I didn't realize about myself and that I didn't want to admit about myself.
A common theme seems to be the "emotional" eating. This makes sense, but I am an opposite with the "emotional" of things. When I am depressed, angry, tearful, etc. I actually don't eat.....I would probably say I am an "emotional" sleeper. I sleep for all those gut renching feelings that I feel at the time...and think my life is OVER!!
TASTE............I love the TASTE of food.......I've ate healthy....and some of it is "okay" but it isn't my "filler". To me there is nothing like a juicy cheeseburger, with mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. I can handle all the vegetables, but my preference, is the taste of cheese and burger....Jack In the Box "Ultimate Cheeseburger" comes to mind!!!
I love the taste of cookies, especially the soft, gooey, melt in your mouth, hot out of the oven, with just a touch of "crisp" on the outside of the cookie. Or donuts, not the "air" kind, that doesn't have much substance, I'm talking the kind of donut that has that thick, cake-like, texture and a taste of chocolate, maple, or cocunut to blend with.
Cheesecake, just plain, smooth texture.....rich tasting.....I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!
I could go on and on.....Mexican Food and Italian Food (my two favorites), and soft, doughy bread......no butter please.....just the taste of bread....and I'm happy!!
Why am I talking about this? It is a reminder that this is a Lifestyle change, and although I don't have the above mentioned foods nearly as often as I used to, MODERATION can be a "choice" that I make.
This is also a reality check that since I know my "emotional" binging is sleep (depression), I am in a very good place, and not sleeping away my life and starving myself because I'm overly emotional and can't eat.
Today, I am thinking about that next walk/jog, ST session, or a date with the elliptical......all very good things to incorporate into my lifestyle change. Things I never would have considered or pre-contemplated into my daily tasks....because I thought I was in the "depths of despair" and never wanted to get out of bed or do anything outside of the house!
I no longer ask my Hubby to please get me this, or get me that, or could he do this or do that for me (lazy and depressed me).....darn it.....nowadays, I get up and do it myself.
I used to not care what the house looked like or what clothes I wore to work. Now after I get done with cardio, suddenly I grab the broom and sweep and do the bathrooms, a little bit at a time. And guess what, my clothes are CUTE, and I actually get the iron out and put some effort into the way I go to work!!
I'm now in a very good place......just a work in progress......with some "moderation" and activity included!!!
Are you in a good place?
Hugs and Smiles,