Tuesday, March 16, 2010

this past weekend has been a nightmare which throws me back to my old eating habits as a security blanket. In 36 hours I lost a very close friend (unexpected) and a family member (who was recovering from an illness). I find myself eating I guess because I feel I have control of something and sweets have always been a comfort food for me all my life. Where many people can't eat when someone close dies or they are under a lot of stress, I am the opposite where I seek food. I have done so well on my diet and now am up 5 pounds just this week and I am afraid of losing control of my weight. Any advice from anyone to get out of this mind set of eating for comfort. I know it is wrong, I know I shouldn't but I just am doing it to ease the hurt. Thanks for listening to me and sending any advice. I know sparkpeople are great. emoticon
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  • GOAL150IN2010
    First I am so sorry for your loss, as for advice I find the best thing to do when I feel like losing control is go for a walk. It gives you time to think through everything is going on, gets you away from the food and is a time to be able to de-stress.

    Bring a bottle of water a long with you so you don't dehydrate or reach for something else on the walk.

    My thought is anytime your feeling the need to eat out of emotions - take a walk. It got me through a divorce.

    2960 days ago
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