Bored, stress, emotional eating
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
For the most part my biggest eating problem is boredom eating or mindless eating. I find when I am stressed or upset, my taste buds seem to go numb (I wonder if this is an actual phenomenon) and I just don't feel like eating, or eating much anyway.
Today, though, I went against my grain. Today...I had to fight the stress eating. I really did. I was moderately successful. I made sensible food choices, but probably went over my 1,550. I did keep it under 2,000 which in these early stages is really big for me considering I know I was consuming WELL above 2,000 before 1/1/13.
One thing that I don't think will ever change about me is I am a foodie. I love cooking. I love textures. I love trying new decadent creations. I just love food. And eating. See the problem?
I know it is all about moderation and self control and with practice and time I will get there.
Today was just that day I could have fallen off the wagon and had four pops, a bag of chips and a ton of cookies.
Instead I had ONE pop. And it was not until dinner tonight. The rest of the day was water and skim milk. Now that is a step in the right direction.
I also got the balsamic vinaigrette dressing on my salad, instead of creamy french. Used my potassium chloride salt substitute instead of good old table salt. And I did not put sour cream on my baked potato.
To the average person those mean nothing. But to do all of those in one day when all I wanted was Oreos, Cool Ranch Doritos and a ton of Diet Dr. Pepper...that is a step.
Fun fact: today I looked up prenatal vitamins and next week when I go to the Health Department for my check-up (the same place I discovered my obesity 4 and a half years ago) I am going to ask them when I should start taking them. They ask me about my folic acid intake every time I go there already and prenatal vitamins aren't much different that a regular supplement and I definitely need to be on a supplement (hard time tolerating enough dairy to get my calcium), so why not.
Shhh...don't tell anyone but I am really excited about it!