Sunday, June 26, 2011
Challenged to write about Emotional Eating? No... because it is the easiest thing TO do, and the challenge is in NOT doing it.
For the last month, I've been watching over my SisterFriend, who collapsed after surgery. She was put into a coma, not expected to survive, and is now in rehab, learning to use her body again. She is an inspiration, and a tribute to the Human Spirit. And, she's been a lesson for me, in NOT emotionally eating.
My old habits would've had me munching away on food I shouldn't be eating en masse, and likely sitting on my sofa depressed about it. However, the last two years of work and better habits have seen me through!
I'm not saying I haven't craved a cookie here and there, but I also saved up for one, a really good one, the kind that is worth every single gram and calorie, and minute spent to burn it off. Why, because food does still make me feel good. I love good food, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Not only that, but I'm proud to know that I have and continue to learn about healthy eating, even in times of stress.