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Emotional Eating

Thursday, June 11, 2009

So the last thing I'm supposed to do in Step 3 of my action steps is write about what causes me to eat emotionally or because of emotions. I guess I'm not really a get depressed and gorge myself kind of girl. I suppose the main 2 reasons I will really want to screw my diet over are boredom and frustration. I have recently been feeling like I'm starting to fall away from my healthy habits. I'm still pretty much in my calorie range, but it's always the higher part and because of my recent change in job situations I'm home less so I am being lazy about getting in my full amount of exercise every day. I think it's funny as I've almost done a full circle with what I slack on and what I do well with.

I originally used to be an exercise fiend! (This is pre-SparkPeople.) I worked out every morning like clockwork, but I ate whatever I wanted, especially on the weekends. Huge take out meals and pizzas and late night appetizer sampler binges after going to the clubs. It was really bad. Then I joined SP and learned to curb my unhealthy eating, but still eat the things I want most of the time within reason and it seems that now the exercising has taken a backseat and the eating has become my strong point. Wish I could just get them in sync for once!

While I can't name any particular experiences I've had in my life or things I'm currently going through that would lead me want to emotionally eat, I can definitely say that being tired, depressed or bored seems to make me not want to exercise as much as I used to, so I guess I'm emotionally lazy! emoticon

Anyway, I've just accepted a 4-month full time temp job, so I'm stuck with this new schedule and I'm damn determined to keep up my healthy living routine. I just need to rethink it, figuring out ways to get all my goals accomplished even though I don't have all the free time I used to. I miss being on FB half the day, chatting on message boards and reading articles and checking in with friends, but life and my bank account call, so here we go!
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  • WORKTHEGOAL
    Sounds like you are just tired and bored. Why don't you sit down and write on a piece of paper your daily schedule, find the blanks and make yourself a routine for exercise. 5 mins after breakfast? 10 mins during lunch? 5 mins afternoon break, 20 mins after work?

    40 mins every day works out Mon-Fri at 200 mins + the weekend efforts!

    Just running up/down stairs, jumping jacks, marching on spot, brisk walk around the block,
    holding tummy in whilst sitting at desk, squats, forward lunges.....

    these can all be done within minutes, hidden in a corner, whilst at work and it ALL adds up, no need for major workout sessions!

    And they won't be boring because it'll be fun finding somewhere to do these things without someone watching!!!

    Give it a try - you'll get there, just keep moving at every opportunity!

    Well done with the job too, that'll take you to October without worrying about the pennies!
    Less stress - FAB

    Mandy x
    4392 days ago
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