This article spoke to me so that it felt like you were literally talking to me. Like you've been in my head for all these years. I am an emotional eater. I eat, eat, eat and eat when I am scared, anxious or overwhelmed. It is a habit that I must overcome before ANY real weight loss can be achieved.
I will print, email, bookmark and practice, practice, practice until I get this under control. I can't continue on this path. It's deadly. Thank you so much for giving me some tools.
I need this message to sink into me so badly. The picture of the storm, the out of mind eating experience, the all or nothing mentality is all true for me. I will print and carry around this article and read it during my storms. I pray it helps me occur my emotional eating.
Liked it. Emailed it. Printed it. I want to snark how I didn't like your article. In truth, it is one of the best 5,000 words or less pieces of "calm the f* down" inspirational tomes I've ever read. Thank you.
10/21/2012 5:17:25 PM
Definitely the heart of the issue for me. I've spent my most determined weekend walking and weathering emotions without stress eating, and I was so disappointed that I didn't see any immediate weight loss. I watched a "comfort TV" programme, rather than eat, when a horrible rush of negatives hit. That means the job I planned to do is still hanging around. It feels worse before it gets better, This article makes me glad I stuck to my resolve as best I could, and proud I am actually still on track, even when it feels lousy!
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