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Angry Eating?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Today is the first day of fall break for my kids. I told them that we were going to go to the store for a few things and to pick out birthday cards for dad. I gave them a time line and when they were not ready said I was going without them. They hurriedly dressed and off we went.

After Wal-Mart I dropped them at home so I could get gas and go to Fry's. Had a few people do stupid little things that shouldn't bother me but it just pushed my buttons. Then the customer service person pulled me out of a line to put me in another line. I had bi-passed they other line because the lady had more stuff. Anyway, should have just stayed where I was. Then the lady in the parking lot who can't drive right... Well, you get the picture stupid things that for some reason set off my angry eyes.

So what did I think?

Mmmmm, doesn't that fried chicken smell good? I don't even really care for fried chicken.

Look at that chocolate... I don't want chocolate.

What else can I eat? Yes I actually thought that.

Then I thought, what the heck? Why am I angry? Why would I want to eat when I was angry? Is eating something tasty but nutritionally bad make me feel better? No! I'd actually feel worse! Then why am I considering eating something bad because some stranger, who I will never see again, did some stupid thing that upset me for no good reason?

Theresa you are the one being silly! HEEEEEELLLLLLOOOOOO! Go home eat lunch.

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    I tend to be an angry eater, too...Good job overcoming this!!! emoticon
    2734 days ago
    Gosh! I thought this was going to be the story of "I shoulda.." but you -did- keep yourself in check and that's awesome :) Good job.
    2734 days ago
    I have done angry eating before.... you are right it doesn't make you feel better....
    2734 days ago
    I can completely understand the angry eating. When things aren't going just perfect I tend to want to make myself feel better by eating something bad. It's a hard cycle to break. Congrats on getting through it without the excess food.
    2734 days ago
    Great choices! emoticon
    2734 days ago
    Boy, was that me today. I had a very stressful meeting with a parent at school. I thought about going off my plan, but stuck with it. No use letting someone else make us even more upset by "making" us choose to eat the wrong things. Way to go!
    2734 days ago
    It's interesting how our emotions dictate that we should eat the whole bag of chips or giant chocolate bars...When in reality, we are just punishing ourselves by doing what we don't want to do in the end. As Paul says, "I do what I don't want to do" age old problem that we can take charge of! Good for you in thinking about this and posting it as a blog!
    2734 days ago
    oh man....angry eating...I do it too. SUCH a bad habit. Why do we immediately punish ourselves when someone else makes us angry?!? Good job of going home and overcoming the anger :)
    2734 days ago
    Woohoo!!!!! emoticon What a morning you had and look how you fought against those emotions and did the right thing. emoticon I'm really proud of you. That's one of the hardest things for me so I completely understand how you felt.

    I hope tomorrow is better and easier for you. emoticon
    2734 days ago
    Wonderful that you didn't give into Angry eating, I have a problem with that too! Good job!
    2734 days ago
    Good for you! You made a good choice!
    2734 days ago
    Nice blog entry, you made me smile emoticon
    2734 days ago
  • REJ7777
    Great blog!
    emoticon on your smart decision! It's not always easy to make such a rational decision when we're upset.
    Good for you!

    And you're right. It did make a great topic for your blog. emoticon
    2734 days ago
  • FITN2014-TSP
    I have had those days. Chocolate seems like a good cure for frustration. Eat well tonight. Tomorrows a new day.
    2734 days ago
    emoticon So you got over your mad and went home to have lunch. GREAT JOB! emoticon You got past that hurdle with flying colors! I give you an award for not giving in to temptation. emoticon emoticon
    2734 days ago
  • SPARKIE1964
    What's done is done... Don't look back. Move ahead. You can do this!
    2734 days ago
    Ah, that's why I say we can't separate this healthy lifestyle pursuit from our daily lives. What we experience, and our emotions directly affect this path we are on in one way or another. That is why I am glad to see people write blogs about their life in general and how they cope with life's happenings on their journey.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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    2734 days ago
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