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Emotional Eating

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Feeling frustrated and this blog is my attempt to change how harshly I can judge myself, which simply leads to a set up to eat more food than I need and reinforcing the idea that I can't succeed at my goals. I CAN SUCCEED with my goals. I want to compete in the 2017 senior olympics in the triathlon and there is every reason for me to be able to do that!

Well, I wish I could say that I was not an emotional eater and maybe I will be able to say that later on. But boy can I tell that I get downright emotional when I cut out certain comfort foods! It takes a lot of energy and strategy to counter those urges and habits years in the making. However, I am doing it!

It is hard to admit, but I am not a normal eater! I have been through the wringer these last few days as I try to change my diet. Talk about obsessed! However, I am building patience and balance. And doing all I can to change that old "diet" mentality and the attitude that food is the enemy or that it will solve some emotional vulnerability I feel!

Okay, writing that helped me turn my thinking around just a bit... More and more I am becoming sane regarding food and my health. I CAN accomplish my goals regarding body, mind, spirit. I have support from others and in fact need that support. It is okay to be vulnerable and open to support! That builds strength and security!

I am hungry and am going to go and eat! LOL
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    I found over this last year and a half that if I "allow" myself a few squares of very dark chocolate, I don't feel deprived -- and it doesn't have a lot of sugar or fat. :) Do you have one thing you like to eat that you can let yourself have only a little of that won't stretch your calorie range??
    2117 days ago
    I can be a bored eater. What I tend to do about it is, not have the foods I levitate towards. If I want Chocolate, I make a Chocolate covered smoothie from the spark people cook book, If I want something sweet I try and eat an apple. When it comes to candy it usually isn't in the house, nor is chips. Of course being without a lot of money for extra things helps. I've just come and mapped out my options.

    Find what works for you, because that is what will help you succeed.
    2117 days ago
    I am an emotional eater, too.
    2117 days ago
    Counseling (unrelated to food/weight) helped me feel, identify, and verbalize my emotions so much! So now I can rely on my own self-awareness and identifying my thoughts & feelings rather than relying on foods, a bad romantic partner, or anything else for comfort.

    I recommend counseling for everyone!
    2117 days ago
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