An Emotional Eating Issue - SparkPeople Assignment
Friday, March 20, 2009
There are many, many things that cause me to emotionally eat. Emotionally eating is a biggie for me! It's how I put at least six pounds on in just a couple of months, which I have thankfully now lost, thanks to SP! I'm a stress eater - if the kiddos haven't napped and I'm tired, if I'm having trouble in my marriage (BIGGIE), if something's going on w/ my extended family, etc....I can find many, many reasons to eat emotionally. I just have to use will-power to get through it and to try to feel my emotions instead of feeding them. I do allow myself at least one treat a day and an occasional emotional eating indulgence, but I'm fully aware of what I'm doing, and know that it will not continue after - I know, like giving an alcoholic a drink. Can he stop at just one? Well, I make myself do it. I'm getting help with a counselor and my husband and I are seeing his psychologist together. I think the tendencies toward emotional eating will be something that sticks with me for the rest of my life, so I'm learning to keep it in check.
The main reasons I eat emotionally: stress, fatigue, failure, worry, sadness....There are probably more, but it's time for this busy mommy to hit "post blog entry" and deal w/ the home and kiddos. God bless!