Very well done! This is a good experience because it helps you realize that you CAN control the urges to overeat! May there be more and more of this type of experiences! I fiercely disagree with the poster that told you to have to bring your son in line. I'm sure you are already doing the best you can. Of course it would be better if he behaved differently. But triggers are going to be there throughout our lives, if we have kids or not. It is OURSELVES we can change also if we cannot change our circumstances or the behavior of others. We have that power. You chose NOT to eat in response to the stress and that is VERY well done!
Hey!!! You are not going to like what I have to say. But, your son is your culprit. You are going to have to bring him in line. I know you don't want to kill yourself and leave the baby. So, when he is out of hand or pocket, you are going to have to find out why he is acting out and then deal with it. Consistently dealing with your son the say way it will sink in that his actions are not going to be tolerated,. You did not provide any information about your son, so I am assuming that the above will apply. If not, please believe my intentions are honorable.
OK so one of my main triggers to eat due to emotional stress is my 5 yr old son. When he plays me up especially at bed time I tend to snack on anything I can find to try and calm down. He was awkward this evening and instead of turning to food I hoped on my exercise bike and pedaled like a mad woman for 15 minutes, then did reverse lunges with biceps curls (3 sets of 10) squat presses (3 sets of 10) and triceps dips (3 sets of 10). Followed by 15 minutes if stretching..
Chills in with a coffee now and feeling very proud of myself for not turning to food this time!
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