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Emotional Eating


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So, the hubby and I decided to celebrate Christmas early and open our presents last night. We skipped the evening workout we'd planned (since we didn't get up in the morning to do it), made a fire, watched A Christmas Story, and just enjoyed a quiet evening in. But what I noticed was that when we first discussed this idea, my mind instantly went to food. "Ooh! If we're celebrating Christmas tonight, then we should have something more special for dinner," I thought. And by "special," I meant yummy and fattening. Think egg nog, cashews, pizza maybe... But I'd eaten well all day, and all day Monday, and I didn't REALLY want to mess that up. So I didn't say anything to my husband about it, because I suspected that if I said anything, he'd be all about the "special" "Christmas" dinner I was envisioning. Instead, I made my red beans as planned, but added some sugar-free Jell-o to the menu for dessert. Not exciting, but it filled us with needed nutrients rather than guilt!

Today's been a bit stressful, and again I found myself thinking of food. Oh, what I wouldn't give for some comfort carbs! But the hubby and I have committed to two weeks on the South Beach Diet's Phase 1, which means no carbs. And so I suck it up and confront those emotions head on rather than quieting them with food. And I feel really good about that! I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of the no-carb diet, but in many ways it is easier than attempting moderation. Just take it away from me completely and I'll do all right!

So, yeah. Those are few things I've noticed about myself and learned this week. Hopefully the lessons will stick!
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