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Emotional Eating, But Not Anymore

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Well, I got some very bad news last week, and the combination of that and being on vacation put me right into nearly a week of emotional eating--not huge amounts of food, but comfort food rather than healthy food.

I'm not going to focus on the bad news here, just give the very short version: my ex quit his job, which left our son uninsured and stopped alimony and child support, and didn't tell me for almost a month.

So, our budget just got REALLY tight.

The good news about this is that we can no longer afford to eat in restaurants, and we need all of our food dollars to go for good nutritious food. So right away I am seeing changes, and have already lost several of the pounds I gained from the emotional eating.

We will be okay, and in the process we will be forced into a healthier lifestyle, which I wanted for us anyway but wasn't doing a very good job of enforcing. (At the end of a long day, it has been far too easy for me to cave in to pressure from my 10-year-old to go out to eat instead of cooking supper at home. Not an option now!)

I can't afford a gym membership anymore either (not even the local rec center) so I won't be able to take the water aerobics classes I love, but I can use yoga videos I already own, and the gym at our apartment complex, and there's always walking or riding our bikes. So the tight budget is no excuse for not exercising.

I refuse to let this defeat me. Instead I am turning it into an opportunity. Take that, ex-husband.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CASTIRONLADY 7/24/2013 10:16PM

    Your attitude will be able keep you going forward. I hope all goes well with your new life style changed. Great start so far.

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    This attitude will help you so much! I just read on Spark Coach that things will just turn into excuses if we let them and your blog is an example of making sure that doesn't happen! Hugs & Prayers as you make these adjustments.

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TONYAB2000 7/24/2013 9:12PM

    Good for you for looking at the bright side of things. I know it's tough and changes have to be made but if the changes benefit everyone then that's great. Hopefully, your ex will get another job and take some of the pressure off of you but by then the new healthier lifestyle will be in place and would be easier to maintain!

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CARRIE1948 7/24/2013 7:42AM

    Your positiver attitude will help you son

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ZRIE014 7/24/2013 12:17AM

  stay positive and moving forward

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