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Emotional Eating


Thursday, January 07, 2010

I can't get away from it. Whenever I'm stressed, I go for the sugar. Then I eat too many sweet things so I go for salty to balance out my taste buds. Next thing I know, it's been 2 days and 2 pounds more. I'm really stressed because the dog I adopted New Year's Eve, Sam, has some serious medical conditions. I'm one of those that have fur-babies, not pets. Even though he's only been part of the family for a week, Sam is just like one of my other kids and I feel the same stress I would feel if it was one of my human children having seizures. So I think in the last 2 days I ate an entire package of homemade almond rocca, 2 Butterfingers, a box of Vegie Chips, 1/2 package of little smokies, some sliced turkey sandwich meat, 1/2 cup of spinach artichoke dip, 3 slices of pizza and a pint of raspberry sorbet. I think that's all I ate. Feels like more.

It was really hard to admit that I ate nothing but junk for 2 days. I can honestly say that I never bothered to even attempt to keep track before, so at least that's a step in the right direction.

Today was better - had a decent breakfast, fresco burrito at Taco Bell with iced tea, coffee, a few crackers & a piece of cheese, and dinner is Polenta with tomato sauce, salad, and fresh apple slices.

Here's to recognizing that I eat when under stress and learning to conquer it.
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