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A big test...

Monday, January 07, 2013

I'm a stress eater. I get stressed I eat it's what I do. Ok, rather it's what I USED to do. I recognized a long time ago that I'm an emotional eater and just couldn't figure out how to handle it. I found out today that my 5 yr old needs to have surgery on both his feet to reposition his tendons. I knew this day was likely coming since he was born with bilateral club foot. The braces didn't help him from walking on his tiptoes like they should have. The bad news is I went straight back to trying to eat my way through this. But then I stopped myself when I realized what I was doing because eating something is not going to make it easier. In the past I wouldn't have done that. I would've said "well, I'll just try again tomorrow" and instead today I stopped myself and started thinking about ways to eat better the rest of today. I'm determined not to let stress get the best of me this time. Oh, and I just got my sparkpeople cookbook and I love it!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RAINBOWCHOC 1/7/2013 5:22PM

    That's a lot to have to cope with. Finding ways to cope with a poorly child will take some emotional effort, i hope you have a good local support network to turn to. Your Sparkfriends are here for you too, someone is always online to pick up on a blog.
I guess the best advice is to prepare healthy things to feed the need when it comes up. Nobody will condemn you for a few comfort moments.
best wishes to you and the family

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