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Music and the memories--- the emotional eating

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time to dance the time away! Oh How I love music and I am a music nut.. I can name the bands, some songs, and even know every word to some music.. As long as I can understand the words and it has a good beat, I will like it... all but rap and screaming metal.

When the music comes on, and I listen to all spectrum on all scales on all eras.. My music is mixed. I will listen to blues, to country, to jazz, to classical, to rock to bluegrass, to the oldies to the new area of this centry.. I love my big hair bands, Neil Diamond to christian singers.. My favorite eras are the 70's-80's ... I thought I was going to marry Bon Jovi LOLOL.

Certain songs come on and it will snap me back to those moments in time of specific things that happened in my life.. certain people... Old boyfriends, best friends for when we spent the nights and dressed up and pretended to be in their bands, family members to when we knew it was their favorite song and they are no longer with us.

Music and emotional eating, I realized on how much I overate or even binged just for that time esp. after a certain song came on...then, there are many moments where a song came on and I just got up and started to dance with it, just because... it was fun!!! Like the time warp LOL

Music can change my moods in an instant or give me that energy push I need to make it through my last hour of work.. Music has the words to which sometimes there are no words that I can even speak to certain circumstances or situation going on in my life at the moment.

Sometimes, songs come out in time of need to where I need it the most to give to that special person in my life to let them know how I feel about them. there is a song for every occasion, for every memory and every situation.. I love that music can do this.. I play the guitar, keyboard as well, making your music is a satisfaction that is like no other.

It is amazing that I can remember words to songs years ago but can't even remember what I ate three days ago...I would like to think that is just a part of memory lapse or something LOL

As far as the emotional eating.. it was bad.. I was doing it like clock work... Song... eat....... a few hours later another important song came on.... Where was I? IN front of the fridge looking for my fix...
I never realized that I was doing that until I started to track my foods... when I started to realize what person or situation was brought to my mind, only then was I able to deal with it and ... yes, even face it.. just the smallest things will put your emotional eating into orbit like its crazy space time.

If I was going to cheat on that, no one would have known but me.. No one cares if you are going to cheat one more bite or serving, no one will care one bit if you don't track that one piece of hersey kiss which for one piece, Calories: 30, Fat: 2g, Carbs: 3.. Oooo no, no one will ever care! The only person you have is YOU and you alone...

But to realize that a few years ago I was doing this was an amazing feat to beat... It is amazing how blindly we will just shove food into our mouths as if we were babbling baboons and like clockwork, until its pointed out, we will keep doing our habits..

Now, I call certain songs, my trigger food songs.... I know how to recognize them now, I know when they come on I have a defense in place *(changing that song on the radio) To beat it, means the world and when you do break a bad habit, it is a clear piece of heavy chain that has been broken and release... YES, I AM FREE!

Time to dance on folks! Keep the music going because there will be no fat lady here singing!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANCYPAT1 4/24/2013 11:46AM

    That is very true - thank you for recognizing and sharing this story. Music is used in stores and restaurants to encourage people to eat more, buy more, and generally shop more. It has power unless we take it away from it.

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TINADEE86 4/24/2013 11:19AM

    emoticon I know what you are saying! I'm the same way! I Love all kinds of music and I know what songs make me want to eat. Wow I thought I was weird. Thanks for sharing! Keep Dancing! emoticon

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JACKIE542 4/24/2013 11:01AM

    I can so relate to this. A big music lover, it has always been a big part of my life. Sometimes when a certain song comes on, I either feel great or sometimes I have to change the channel.
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GAYLE-G-63 4/24/2013 10:05AM

    I associate emotion and memories with music, too. Old boyfriends, my mother, times in my life...

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JGIRL5799 4/24/2013 9:15AM

    yes I loooveee zumba... I have found zumba alone I burn 1094 calories :-))

I love the dancing songs, high energy beat songs.. the make you feel good songs.. plus being at my desk, if a zumba song comes on and it was a squat song I would be doing it LOLOL

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JOHGLO2011 4/24/2013 9:14AM

    Wonderful blog! I am a music lover too and play keyboard and organ. Playing the keyboard is a great stress reliever for me. I am an emotional eater, bored, angry, upset, happy, anything! LOL It is amazing the power that music has in our lives! emoticon

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 4/24/2013 9:09AM

    I'm so glad you found this insight into your food trigger. do you have certain songs that make you want to dance & burn off those calories? I like zumba for dance workouts.

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SWIMLOVER 4/24/2013 8:58AM

  Great Blog! I never associated music with emotional eating but it makes sense. I am really not an emotional eater--I just eat the foods that are not good for my body. I should say I used to eat the wrong foods that are good for my body.

However, I also love music all kinds except opera, rap and very heavy metal. I love to put on my CD's and dance, dance, dance!

Again, Thank You for this Great Blog!


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