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End of self-sabotauge?


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This may very well end up being a babble of free thinking time. I apologize in advance emoticon

Last week I learned there was a chance I would be laid off and the news was delivered with a lack of information and insensitivity. I felt sucker punched and the emotions just came pouring in from that point on. As an emotional eater it was a true challenge. Identifying the feeling, understanding where it came from, and being OKAY in it. Better yet, knowing *I* would be okay. No matter what.

It looks simple but at the time it was quite overwhelming. I felt vulnerable and rejected. Anxious over the potential of losing half of my family's income. The impact of it on my family. Some excitement at the prospect of a new path in life. Some fears- are they looking to dump me for someone more intelligent/educated/credentia
led/etc. It also coincided with my 23 year old son having surgery on his knee.

I found solace by taking control of healthy things in my life. I paid attention to my diet, made sure I tracked nutrition and held myself accountable. I kept exercising, gave myself emotional/mental/physical space, expressed my needs to others, and did not let it effect my work. Wowsa! Does this indicate I may be a reformed emotional eater?

Whatever it is, it is healthy. For once, I can take pride in my actions and actually see positive ACTIONS instead of intellectualization and indulgence.

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SHANSHE 4/5/2013 11:35AM

    emoticon I am sooo proud of you for taking control and doing what was best for YOU!!! You did GREAT!

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KRZYKAT3 3/26/2013 10:47PM

    what a good way to handle your stress!! emoticon

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KENSHO 3/22/2013 4:06PM

    GREAT job!!!! I believe I am a reformed emotional eater too and you deserve to take pride in that. I wish you luck in whatever happens with your job. Hug~

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 3/20/2013 2:12PM

    I am so proud of you. As an emotional eater myself, I can totally relate to the instinct to just eat our troubles away. Good for you making such excellent choices. Go YOU! I hope that things work out. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

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JARBRITT 3/20/2013 11:35AM

    I am so proud of you. Everyone needs to find their own way to deal with emotional eating, but just recoginizing it and not reacting to it is a huge step. Maybe the layoff is just one door closing while another one opens, altough they could have been nicer about rocking your world.
Great job! emoticon

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MS_PERCEPTION 3/20/2013 11:20AM

    That is SO great! I did NOT handle an emotional eating episode so well a couple days ago. Enjoy this victory and allow it to give you strength for future challenges.
Sorry to hear about the poorly delivered news though. It may turn out to be nothing.

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