You are definitely NOT alone. When my DH was diagnosed with colon cancer, we'd drown our sorrows after every doctor appointment, scan, chemo, radiation treatment, surgery-- with food. While it *may* have made me feel better at the time, I don't recommend it-- I gained a lot of weight during that time period. DH ended up being cancer-free and I ended up here at Spark. Which overall I reckon is okay since I've lost the weight. But hindsight being 20/20, I wouldn't do it again.
My suggestions would be to find some activities to work off the stress-- could be a walk or some other exercise. Could be a long bath or something else relaxing-- reading, knitting, playing a game on your phone or laptop-- to soothe yourself. And if you really feel the need to do some eating, choose healthier options. I can sit down and eat a bucket full of cut-up raw vegetables for not that many calories. Fruit is higher in calories, but 2 or 3 or even 4 pieces of fruit are better, than several candy bars, a bunch of cookies, and a bag of chips. And say you just really really want mac & cheese or dumplings or whatever your go-to comfort food is-- take a look on SparkRecipes for a healthier version of your favorite, or eat a portion of that favorite as a side-item to an overall healthy dinner.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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