Catering the Pity Party

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I've finally realized why I haven't lost any weight yet. It's not because I don't get enough exercise; I'm fairly disciplined about that. It's because I come home from work and eat like food is going to be banned the next day.

I've been trying to feed the Pity Party that I have each night when I make it home from my far-less- than-satisfying job. Intellectually, I remember to be grateful for income, but my soul isn't really buying it. So I blow an entire day's worth of excellent effort by trying to fill the Pity Party's cavern of emotional hunger. I eat. And eat. And eat. And suffer the "guilt hangover" every morning.

So now, I get it. Catering the Pity Party will break me, emotionally and fiscally. Pity Parties are ravenous, burning black holes. There are not enough banana chocolate chip muffins in the universe to satisfy the Pity Party.

Starting tonight, I'll make a new plan. And the Pity Party will just have to find a new caterer. emoticon
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    Pity Parties are for suckers anyway! Have yourself a "me-time" party instead. (I'm working on this one too).
    2608 days ago
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  • CAROLZ1967
    This is tough. Ideally you can work towards finding other ways to fill that, with other (healthier) things you a warm bath, reading a good book, calling a good friend, or any other enjoyable activity and brings you joy. I think realizing what you are doing is a big part of the battle. Also, sounds like you are ultimately punishing yourself with food. On the surface you might not see that but I think more of us do it (with that being part of it) than we realize. Give some thought to that. If it's true, you might want to take that into consideration when coming up with a plan. I'm here for you!! You can do anything you set your mind too!
    2609 days ago
    I hope you keep up the motivation! Don't do what so many people do (including myself)- go into day one with all the gusto in the world only to find yourself eating those muffins again for your evening snack. You can do it!
    2609 days ago
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