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Revelation in the bathroom

Friday, May 04, 2012

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While getting ready this morning, I had a revelation! Not an answer to my current problem- How to alleviate stress- but insight into why I eat so much. It's a bit pathetic really, but I'm happy to have a "spark" here. Ready?!

I EAT BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES ME HAPPY. I HAVE VERY LITTLE ELSE TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.

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I literally stopped in my tracks. It bowled me over. But I couldn't deny the truth. I look forward to eating and I don't look forward to much else lately. I can look forward to a brownie or a cookie, but I don't look forward to work, homework, cleaning, teenagers, etc. Because of injury and illness, I can't even look forward to the gym lately.
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Just knowing this has made me happier. Isn't that nutty? Knowing that the only thing that makes you happy is food?! That's nothing to be happy about- unless you've been trying to figure it out for a while, and you were wandering around miserable and confused. I kept thinking, "why am I so dang fat?" and "why can't I stop eating?!" Now at least I know. Still chubby, but my mind is eased a bit.

So, the next assignment is to find something else to make me happy, something else to look forward to. Perhaps it would also be something that could alleviate stress. That would be awesome to combine the two! Wish me luck!
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KING_SLAYER 5/5/2012 4:22PM

    You know the old saying, "knowledge is power". It's always been true for me, not knowing what's going (when something concerns me) drives me crazy. But once you know, you can deal with it and find another way to handle it. Best of luck to you in your quest to find something that both relieves stress and that you will look forward to.

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SCUNNINGHAM2002 5/4/2012 2:09PM

    Illumination is the key. Now that you have identified the issue, watch it dissolve. Yes, I believe you will find something else to make you happy besides food. I use to be a stress eater, especially at work. The minute someone got on my nerves, out came the candy bar! LOL, so I guess I was a sugar junkie too!! But anyway I found other things that made me happy to stop the cycle of eating and then feeling depressed because I did not see any weight loss, such a vicious cycle. So yes, identifying the issue is a great step!!! CONGRATS!!! emoticon

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PATTOMMC3 5/4/2012 12:47PM

    LUCK!

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