It's time to blog
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!!!