Bye bye emotional eating
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Well cakes, cookies, pastries, candies and chocolates, it's been very long that we've been together. Always there to comfort me when I'm sad or depressed even when I'm happy. I've had no particular reason or situation because of which I started this emotional journey with you but it became such an important one that I always found comfort in you, whether I was sad because I messed up my school exam or had a fight with a friend or got told off by my parents or lost my loved ones or had an argument with my hubby or just TOM or was happy for getting married or being pregnant or having my son. The list goes on and on but now I've had it. For too long I've depended on you it's time to change for good.
The last 4 weeks I've put you aside and have managed to have you only occasionally and in very small quantities. It does get hard because its a deep relationship and nowadays I'm feeling the urge and need to turn back to you! But I've made up my mind, no more will I be manipulated by you and your sweetness. I've lost my body because of you and it's time I got it back for me and my family especially my son. I don't want to feel sorry for myself anymore and to regret the day my son says to me mum your always tired and never play with me! No I can't deprive him of his mum and my hubby of his wife. From now on you'll be an occasional treat and I'll find other ways to celebrate when I'm happy or feel better when I'm depressed and sad. I'll conquer my cravings once and for all and defeat my high dependency on you!!!
Member Comments About This Blog Post
I agree with you sisterwinnie. We also try to avoid prepackaged sweet products like cakes and biscuits and I try to make them home and its easier to curb the cravings as at home baking takes planing and time. BUT we are having ice cream as too hot nowadays but I really limit my portion! :D
1273 days ago
I'm trying to commit to only having my home made low sugar baked goods, avoiding the grocery store pre-packaged items. If you have to put the effort to make it, then, you appreciate it more i think and also, it avoids you giving into quick cravings as it takes some time and thought to prepare. May Allah, Most High, give us strength to stay on track.
1276 days ago
1277 days ago
Thank you everyone!!! It's really nice to know other people's experiences.
.....I never thought I could use exercise when I feel like eating because I'm emotional. Great! Thanks! I recently did 'walk away the pounds' and I find it to be great and interesting so next time ill do that.
RIYANTIE.....I've decided if I feel down ill try exercise if I can't will talk to my mum or hubby abt it.
1280 days ago
Comment edited on: 7/21/2013 9:15:30 AM
You are doing great, sister! Perhaps instead of the sweets, you can start liking the veggies! Everytime you're down, get yourself a light healthy salad! But of course, as HEALTHYFOREVER4 said, exercise is the other best way out. Or else fails, another way is to talk to someone when you're down.
1281 days ago
One of the highlights of the past few months for me is when I realized that I have conquered emotional eating. I now eat when I'm hungry, and not for any emotional reason, boredom, it just looks/tastes so good, etc. It has really improved my relationship with food. I can now eat the things I used to gorge on, without guilt, because I eat them in appropriate portion sizes, and I stop eating them when I am satisfied. You will get there too! It sounds like you are on your way. :D
If it helps, try exercising when you feel the things that made you turn to food before. That was one of the things that really helped me. Even if it's just a short 10-15 minute exercise session, it will remind you that food is not there to make you feel better, it is there to fuel your body. Just yesterday, I got in a fight with my mother (over my weight loss, ironically). Rather than eat ice cream, cookies, or cake, like I would have several months ago, I threw on my running shoes and drove to the park and did walk/run intervals. I felt so much better when I got back! And by then, I really was hungry, so I had a very satisfying dinner, and even allowed myself some ice cream later in the evening for dessert. But it was a reasonable amount b/c I didn't dive into the carton just because I was upset, but because I was hungry.
1281 days ago
you have to think positive and where you want to go.
1281 days ago
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