Emotionally Sound?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

So I have been in Stage 3 of the Spark Diet for some time now. I fell off the wagon around graduation, and since then it's been a struggle to be consistent, so I figured I would save the progression to Stage 4 until I had actually made some progress.

Then I went back to see which action steps I had missed in the last couple of phases and there was one about figuring out what makes me stress eat? WELL at the moment my new job makes me very upset when I get out, although the good side is that I can't really eat during the day. I get a little lunch break but mostly I just make sure I have breakfast and then eat when I get home. So that's good - it's a new environment so I'm not building any bad eating habits here. Now if I could only get rid of bad eating habits elsewhere! I think that a lot of my cravings and absent minded eating are location based. Deeply engrained in my body - like if I'm home, I definitely want a meal. And if I've been home for a few hours or I'm watching TV or something, I want a snack. And if I'm home in MA, forget it. I want everything that's in the house.

If I'm tired I also want to eat - my body certainly wants more food but also my willpower is just not up to the task of resisting.

So those are my triggers. I think. I'll have to really pay attention and see if there is anything else I can avoid.
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  • AFENTO05
    Hey there, yepI'm defo guilty of emotionally eating (mainly stress related)!! So when I feel i'm getting stressed and want icecream and chocolate I don't completely resist... I satisfy my cravings then and there with something that's not soooo bad for me, I eat some fruit yogurt or a honey sandwhich. That usually takes the edge off for me and then I need to PLAN for the next few days because I know i'm going into stress mode.

    Something that jumped out at me from your blog was that u don't eat much at work... far out brussel sprout (haha) if I didn't eat for that long I would want to go right through mcdonads on the way home and order EVERYTHING!!

    Anyway, it's great you've noticed some of your triggers and your on stage 3, i'm still stage 1 so i'm sure I still have alot to learn!!

    Thanks for your blog, it's great to know i'm not alone when it comes to certain moodsmaking me want to eat, for me anyway, everything!!! emoticon
    3575 days ago
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