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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, I had come down with bronchitis. I felt horrible for about a week. I learned some things about myself during that time. If you were to ask me if I thought I did emotional eating, I would had said no, until now. When I wasn't feeling good physically, I wanted to eat all the time. Sometimes, I was hungry but most of the time, it was to make myself feel better emotionally. I saw that I was looking for comfort food. So what does that say about me, I am not sure. Maybe it's when I don't feel good physically that I try to find an outside stimulant to change how I feel. Over eating is not a healthy choice for trying to find comfort. A nice warm and soft blanket...a good book..a good movie..a back or foot rub from hubby! All of those could work to bring me comfort and would be more healthy for me. Some of the food I ate was ok...but should a person eat 4 apples in one day? But I also wanted bread and butter...toast. There was a time in the past, when I could eat half a loaf of bread in one setting. I don't do that today, but I know it is still a part of me so I could if I don't look at my emotional eating.
I am back to feeling better and back on track with my new life style. Thanks God for showing me something inside myself that keeps me from being the person you want me to be!!!
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    Glad you're feeling better! YAY! And I'm with you on the "emotional" confusion... I didn't peg myself as an emotional eater, but tiredness, stress and illness (or just not feeling good) hit me really hard! Different side to the same coin, I suppose... Cheers to us (and the LORD) for figuring this out NOW, rather than later! Keep up the great work! =) ~ Kristin
    4133 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2008 8:35:36 PM
    I think its normal to eat emotionally when we don't feel well. Its one way of thinking that we are making ourselves feel better!

    Thank God you are feeling better and keep on moving!

    4136 days ago
    Great picture. Is that Gracie, who is the bird? Sorry you've been sick again. I had a bad cold last week. I too , want to eat comfort food when I'm sick. That's what was given to me when I was sick as a child. I kept meaning to give you a call last week. Boys where home for spring break, and I was sick, so I put it off. Are you in FL or GA? I was reading your spark page and saw where you said you love where you are living. that's a change. If you were referring to FL. not just the south. I hope you love where ever you are. Hope you are doing good, miss talking to you. I will give you a call soon, answer the phone.
    love ya, Sharon
    4137 days ago
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