I have linked some of my emotional eating to my chosen profession, yesterday everything was great. I went to work (at a teenage boy group home) and of course I was counselling a teen through his own issues, once it was done (it was pretty intense - crisis type stuff) and I was ready to go home for the night, I ended up grabbing a package of smarties and some candy. As if that was not enough I drive 40 minutes to my house and eat a HUGE serving of ice cream cake right before going to bed.
Was I hungry? Nopeers but I find that it is emotionally draining to do my job and I need to stop looking at food as a way to instantly comfort myself in intense situations. It is like that instant comfort that food can give....ugh. I was so frustrated at myself last night.
Does anyone else have a high stress job dealing with other people's problems that maybe triggers them to eat? I know it goes deeper than that but last night I was thinking, I can't keep doing this! I haven't even started my main career.............
Insight, inspiration, anything welcome
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