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emotional eating

Monday, December 26, 2011

as usual i have succumed to emotional eating again,with lotfi and ayyub away i have been getting more down.for those who donīt know my hair has started falling out the drīs are doing test still and i am on biotin but to be honest it is getting me down more than my paralise on my face and the problems with my arm and legs wearing brace on them.even more than the op for my anurysma.well yesturday my cousin said to me see can see my bold spots in my hair,we were speaking via skype on the web cam,that made me emotionally eat.also my sister when i told how down i was about my hair just laughed on the phone and said i was always vain about my hair.found out my other siter and her daughter has also this blood desiese that tracy and i have and the dr also thinks my sister janet has lupus.she is still waiting on the resultzs for that.on top of all this ayman woke up this mornin covered in spots i think he has measels.he is also very clincy and grougy.the drīs are all closed so have to wait till tomorrow to find out.so as you see stress levels hi,pigging is in big time.decided i must put a stop to it so decided to reread my spark page(havenīt done that in a while)just to get some sound advice that i know is always there for theese occasions.here is what i found .i thought i would post it here as a reminder to myself and anyone else who like me is fighting with emotional eating as after all that is what it is a fight and one i am determined to win.hope this helps.

CAN A PERSON OR EVENT SABOTAGE YOUR EFFORTS IF YOU DONīT LET ITOR THEM?

I HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL WHAT GOES OR DOES NOT GO IN MY MOUTH:IT IS MY CHOICE AND NOONE OR NO CIRCUMSTANCE DOES IT BUT MYSELF I AM THE ONE THAT PICKS UP THE FOOD AND PUT IT IN MY MOUTH:I AM THE ONE THAT ACTUALLY SWOLLOWS IT:I AM THE ONE THAT HAS THE GUILT FOR EATING SOMETHING LATER I AM THE ONE WHO FEELS BAD FOR LOOSING CONTROL:I JUST HAVE TO ALWAYS REMEMBER IT IS A CHOICE:IT IS MY CHOICE NO ONE ELSES:I AM THE ONE WHO HAS TO FACE THE CONCIQUENCES NOT YOU OR WHO EVER IT WAS OR WHAT EVER IT WAS THAT MADE YOU LOOSE CONTROL AS THAT WHAT EMOTIONAL EATING IS IT IS ABOUT ,LOOSING CONTROL FOR WHATEVER REASON:IT IS TIME I TAKE MY POWER BACK INSTEAD OF GIVING IT TO SOMEONE OR SOMETHING ELSE: I CAN DO THIS ONE STEP AND ONE CHOICE AT THE TIME:IT IS DOWN TO ME JUST LIKE IT IS DOWN TO YOU WHAT YOU PUT OR DONīT PUT IN YOUR MOUTH:LET US ALL DO THIS ONE CHOICE AT A TIME AND REJOICE WHEN WE MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE;FORGIVE WHEN WE MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE AND CARRY ON TO THE NEXT CHOICE:THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THE NEXT CHOICE GOD WILLING:YOU CAN DO THIS;I CAN DO THIS ;WE CAN DO THIS:

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VIRGOGURL4 1/29/2012 8:03PM

    I agree with your statement. We all have to be accountable for what we eat, because at the end of the day, we're making that decision.

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RABID1ST 12/29/2011 10:56PM

    You can do this. And thank you so much for your support as I return to SparkPeople for the New Year. It is hard to conquer emotional eating. Have you given up wheat? Wheat can aggravate a lot of conditions and help accelerate decline. Though, I find it very hard to give up, because I am completely addicted to baked goods.

Also, there is something that is good for your hair and skin conditioning...two things...but the most important of the two is CellFood. http://www.vitacost.com/Lumina-Heal
th-Products-CELLFOOD-Essential-
Liquid-Silica-Formula/?pd_secti
on=pr#ProductReviews
I am not a sales person or anything for them, I just know about thinning hair and dread it myself, since it runs in the family. The other thing is hyaluronic acid...http://www.vitacost.com/NeoC
ell-Pure-HA-Natural-Hyaluronic-
Acid-Blueberry-Liquid...which is a fruit acid from blueberries. It promotes cellular rejuvenation.

Hope you feel better soon. Rae

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MARLIZG 12/29/2011 8:12PM

    i have to lose 10lbs before 01/31/12 when i have my nonexistant boob reconstructed---wanna try with me??

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COCOONGIRL 12/29/2011 3:04PM

    What you said is SO true....I am not as much an emotional eater when I am upset but when I am STRESSED and ANXIOUS....I don't tend to eat when I am sad....but realizing why is 1/2 the battle!! As far as your hair I can only imagine the sadness you are feeling...I ,too, love my hair and if I started to lose it I would be a mess...but what you have to remember (shoot who am I kidding...what we ALL have to remember) is that we are so much more than this body we live in...more than our weight, our hair, our physical appearance....we are wonderfully made...we are unique and amazing people....so while you grieve the fact that you may lose your hair remember the wonderful things about you...and you ARE wonderful!!

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OKIRISHCHIK 12/29/2011 12:09PM

    emoticon I know how hard it can be.

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WANNABFIT34 12/29/2011 4:26AM

    You can and will do this, you are so right nothing can sabotage you but you. You will win this battle

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MARLIZG 12/28/2011 12:59PM

    i pray for u

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AMBERZADE 12/28/2011 5:27AM

    This is an accurate description of emotional eating. You have a firm grasp on how it happens and what to do about it. Going to your sparkpage after a bout with emotional eating was a good idea. I know you can do this. You will do this. All my best. -Amber

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/28/2011 12:23AM

    Karen, you are so right !
You can do this ; I can do this ; we can ALL do this;
and HAVE done so ! This is the beauty of SparkPeople.
My prayers and good wishes go out to you, at this time.

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POSITIVELY_EB 12/27/2011 4:09PM

    emoticon I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!

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AHMARROSE 12/27/2011 7:20AM

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DEEGIRL50 12/26/2011 7:50PM

    emoticon Wishing I had a magic wand to help you out.

Here you are suffering with medical issues and you post a blog hoping to help other people. That shows your true nature.
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WENDYJM4 12/26/2011 7:49PM

    I totally understand about emotional eating, we need it for comfort. I do the same thing.

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SUSIEPH1 12/26/2011 6:24PM

    What a wondeful Blog my love !!
and I just loved your declaration .
Onward we go together !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIFEWALK 12/26/2011 2:13PM

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emoticon Karen, i've probably mentioned I struggle with emotional eating too... not sure how I fell into it but climbing out sometimes feels impossible... but we CAN & we WILL!!! More practice sweetie! Hang in & keep trying, this is such a good declaration, now to hold onto it, deep down inside!

emoticon this year, I started using statements that I think help, like I am worth more than any scrap of food... and the I can do this I can do this I can do this... (always said in triplicate & then repeated several times quickly followed by Woohoo!!! and I think of "the little engine that could" train story!

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JUDITH1654 12/26/2011 12:51PM

    Stress can definitely be a factor as I noticed thinning of my hair during my divorce and again during my time with the last job when the attorney was trying to frame me for embezzlement. So I know how difficult it can be. At least mine were temporary wheras yours are ongoing, so while it is easy to say "don't worry about it", we all know that isn't always feasible.

Know that we are all here for you and wish we could do more to actually be there with you to hold you, listen to you, give you some time off, etc. Unfortunately, the most we can do is support and encourage you via these posts, so hope you will never hesitate to keep us informed and let us know how things are going for you so we can support you in the best way possible.

You are a strong woman! You CAN do this!!! emoticon

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