You are Bored, Not Hungry
Friday, January 25, 2013
I am trying to remind myself that I am NOT actually hungry. I ate a really good, filling lunch. I am, however, irritated, grumpy a little PMS-y and don't know why. So, I can feel myself looking for a "snack".
I got some water instead. I am drinking it. It is NOT food which is making my head say "feed me". My tummy is asking "why would you do that, I'm full". So, here's a moment I have identified emotional eating. I'm 4 pounds away from my BLC goal, and yet I'm trying to completely sabatoge myself. Why do I do that?
I thought maybe if I blogged about it, owned up to how I am feeling and examined this moment, I could help myself and maybe others. The truth is, I am bored. I have had enough work for the week yet there is still hours to go. I have so much work to do but it is overwhelming today. What I really want is a crunchy snack. What I really NEED is a run.
So if you are also feeling bored, take a bit of knowledge from this blog - you are NOT hungry. Get some water. Blog. Go for a run. But don't self-medicate with a snack. Eat for hunger, not emotion.