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Sunday, December 09, 2012

I am not hungry, yet I have a hunger. The emptiness inside me consumes me. I long to fill this emptiness. I over eat because I am trying to satisfy this hunger. It is not food for which I am hungry for. I hunger to fill the emptiness, the loneliness.
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    Some days I feel this way. I just never have the guts to write it out. In some ways it is a comfort knowing that others feel the same way.
    1236 days ago
    I hope the New Year brings a new outlook on life. I think the positive note is that you recognize that you are overeating to fill the void. Now the question would be, what else would you be able to fill that void with besides food? Another question would be how to fill the loneliness/emptiness?

    I am a 52 year old yo-yo dieter and have been for the past 30 years. I've been on an endless cycle of lose, gain, never maintain. I've been on Dr. Jonny Bowden's " Unleash Your Thin" program since August of this year, and can honestly say that I believe I have just ended that cycle. This is the only program I've ever been on that addresses the need to begin healing your emotions/mind before beginning the actual diet or exercise phase of the program. Phase one was an actual workbook dedicated to getting to the core issues of the who, what, when, why, and where, of eating issues. It has changed my life. I went from eating a 1000-2000 calorie breakfast loaded with sugar and flour, wanting nothing more than to go back to sleep, only to do that all over again for lunch, to today where I no longer live to eat, but eat to live. I wake up happy and with a sense of purpose! It makes me want to put on my sneakers and if I can't make a difference in someone else's life today then I have that much more time to make a difference in my life today. Some days I'm able to do both! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you heal your mind, the body and spirit will follow! Peace, lisa
    1394 days ago
    Thanks for the insight. I will look for the book. I just had to write what I was feeling, and now that I have gotten it out, I do feel better. I just lost my job and my best friend and I took it a little hard. I feel a little lonely without my co-workers and my friend.
    1415 days ago
    Feeding the Hungry Heart is a book written in the late 70s early 80s and covers this feeling well. The author's name is not coming to me now but you can look the book up by title. You are not alone.
    1415 days ago
    It might be time for you to get in to see your doctor, and let him/her know how you are feeling. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    1415 days ago
    You will find your way.
    1415 days ago

    I totally hear you. There is a hole that nothing that is food, can fill. I think that hole is different for each of us. I wish I could give you an easy, magical answer. I think it takes very hard work to get to the feelings below the hunger, and discover what it will take to feed it properly.
    1415 days ago
    you may need to seek professional help
    1415 days ago
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