I am so use to reaching for food whenever I have a bad day. Eating makes me feel better. And if I feel bad afterwards, I feel bad about overeating, and whatever made my day lousy seems less important, so essentially mission accomplished, bad day erased.
I had a really bad day this week, and knew that my habit was to reach for brownies and ice cream and french fries to numb the pain. But since I've been eating so well this month, I didn't actually WANT to overeat, I just wanted the 'high' that comes with eating all that junk. But I haven't been able to figure out what to do that gives me the equivalent 'high'.
I was able to distract myself and white-knuckle myself through the night so that I didn't overeat at all, but I never got to the feeling better part. I'm wondering if anyone has any other ideas of what to do that makes you feel as good as eating use to make you feel, besides the ones I have tried with no success:
- anything 'girly' (relaxing bath, at-home facial, manicure, etc)
- reading a book
- watching TV/movie
- going for a walk
- fitness class at the gym
- talking to my husband
These things help distract me, but they don't make me feel as good as eating use to. I realize that that is really sad; maybe that's the point, I'm not suppose to feel a 'high' after a bad day, I should just suffer through the bad day?
I also have a very tight budget, so any ideas would have to be things I can do at home or for free.
Thanks for all your help!
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