FRESKA

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emotional eating...

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

i hate it. emotional eating. its like a vicious cycle. you KNOW its stupid. food is NOT your friend. but when things are in an unstable state for me, i get hungier. its weird. like littereally more hungry feeling. so i eat more. and i dont want to nibble on rice cakes and apples. lol i want all the BAD stuff that is so yummy. lol then i pay for it. emoticon
then you feel more unstable, then you eat cause your like, well, i'll get back on track tomorrow. etc..
its hard when your struggling with a platue as long as i was. so i guess i lost some of that will power. but i see recent pics of me (like from today and last week) and i think ok. get my butt back IN GEAR! i'm screwing it all up now.
so, i hope i can get back on track this week. and back to the gym and eating better. WISH me um, well not luck really but i guess its just an expresion! ;)

i hope i can get things going back DOWN on the scale and Determination in my spirit back on track.

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  • FRESKA
    thanks everyone. i didnt see these when i logged in again the other day? i started back at the gym. went 2xs thursday and friday then missed the weekend but went to zumba today. now i am gonna start a shakeology 3 day detox. and hopefully jumpstart that weight loss again.
    i feel gross. jeans tight and the face bulkier again. (pics)
    so thanks again for all your encouragement!!! i am gonna get back on track. :) emoticon
    2989 days ago
  • MELLABELLAS
    Hey hun yeah emotional eating is something that really takes willpower to overcome. Yesterday something bothered me and I was feeling really bad about myself. For a split second all I wanted to do was go in the kitchen and grab a snack. (And I don't mean a healthy snack, but I BAD one)
    I know we can beat this emotional eating together!
    2993 days ago
  • MOMX2G1B
    What has helped me with the emotional eating is to realize that I crave homemade cakes, cookies, pastries, high-carb, high-fat yumminess. I realized that I craved them because some of the happiest times as a child, for me, were baking with my stepmom or my Grandma. So I have come to realize that I can find some of the same relief from baking up a storm. It's the soothing motions of making a recipe and having my house smell nice that my emotional side craves. Do I eat what I make? yep, but only one or two. The rest go to my neighbors, my kids and their friends, or into work with my husband. It's funny now. If my husband comes home and smell cookies, I get a hug and a "what's wrong baby?"
    Sometimes finding the source of the enjoyment (besides actually consuming all the yumminess) can open another avenue for emotions.
    Good luck, and keep your head up, you're doing great.

    2996 days ago
  • MDBUTTERFLY
    I do and have been doing the emotional eating thing too...so frustrating!!
    Good luck to you on getting back on track!
    2996 days ago
  • MNOEL3089
    Trust, I completely understand where you're coming from. It's definitely not easy, but when you see the small changes then it's worth trying again. If your jeans are a little less tighter, you can sleep a little better, your skin is a little clearer, you FEEL a little better...then it's all worth it! If you do slip and eat something you shouldn't why wait until tomorrow to start back? Jump right back in and keep going emoticon

    Now, I wouldn't sit here and say that I've never done it because that would be a complete lie. I can say that even when I do have my moments where I slip (just like I did yesterday), I just drink as much water as I can afterwards. What that does for me is keep me from eating anything else because I know that I'd be stuffing myself (which is a horrible feeling for me). I won't keep blabbing...but don't beat yourself up! It's a very difficult process. If you've been overweight for most of your life as I have, it's a life change that has to take place. Don't expect it to happen overnight or you'll cause yourself to gain weight from stressing about it! Good luck & stay positive emoticon
    2996 days ago
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