Thursday, July 04, 2013
I recently came to the conclusion that I have a problem and I need help. I am an emotional eater and I have no idea how to overcome this. Also, my attempts to lose weight always get thrown off course, no matter how much I believe I will succeed. This time, I sprained my ankle and could not walk for weeks. After completing the first month of Insanity and seeing some results, I sprained my ankle when I missed one of the steps at my house. I haven't worked out in weeks, which is frustrating for me. I am finally walking again, but with an ankle brace. I have been trying to focus on my diet, but when I am stressed, tired, or sad, I eat. When I get in that mood, nothing stops me. I just don't care about anything when I get into that mood where I just need to eat. I don't care about losing weight. I don't care about how guilty I will feel the next day. I just need to eat away the emotion, even though I always know food doesn't actually make me feel better. I just think that it will help and that is what I turn to. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I don't think I can ever be successful with weight loss or living healthy if I do not find a way to address this problem. I can have all the motivation in the world, but once I get into that emotional eating mode, nothing can stop me from eating. I need to find some way to distract myself, maybe a hobby or yoga to destress and help me relax. I've never done yoga though, nor do I have the extra money to sign up for a class. I am thinking about getting a yoga DVD, but I am not sure which one to buy if I would get one.