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Stress eating

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I started a new job in October. I had been with the same company for 16 years prior to that. The job went fine for a while and then one day it zoomed straight to super-stressful. Prior to SparkPeople I don't know how I would have coped. I probably would have reverted to my old eating habits and ended up back where I started or worse.

I'm happy to say that's not been happening. I am stuck in a 5lb range that I've been in for a while but I'm snapping out of it hopefully.

I can't believe how much stress is tied to the types of foods I want to eat. All of the sudden fried, greasy food sounded good to me. I managed in most cases to say no but it got me to thinking about how many of us do stress eat.

In the back of my mind I keep thinking there is no way I'm ever going back to where I was when I started. I'm thinking if I'm going to start having trouble then now is the time to put the kabash on it before I've gained a lot of weight. The amazing thing is that I'm not hoping I can do it. I know I can do it.

I got my old job back yesterday and it's like a hugh weight has been lifted.

This week I've really been monitoring my eating more strictly than I have been. I think maybe I just might be able to kiss the current 5lb range goodbye and keep going.

It's been over 2.5 years since I started this journey and I'm happy to say that I'm still hanging in there.

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