Gratitude, Relief, Joy, Excitement..all good emotions, right? Then why do I still feel like eating?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I got the job. I GOT THE JOB!


THANK YOU SPARK FRIENDS for your support and encouragement during my interview process!

I'm grateful, relieved, and excited about my new job. But right now I feel a STRONG urge to eat bad food. It may be because I binged yesterday and every time I binge, it's hard to get back on track the next day, but man these cravings are REAL! I'm going to try to pray and meditate it away. It's crazy how ANY strong emotions, good or bad, could lead to a binge. Crazy indeed!
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    YAY!!!! Way to go!!!! Things are lining up!!!! Yes food and emotions run hand and hand.....augghhh.... emoticon
    3405 days ago
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    3405 days ago
    Congrats at new job. i know the feeling of joy,excitement and wanting to eat.Good ideal to keep from eating. i believe in prayer and meditation. Keep up the great work.
    3406 days ago
    So happy that you got it!!!!!!
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    1) you want to eat cause of the chemical stuff in your brain. ( do you love the scientific term "stuff". Eating is just like a high. When we binge, we cause chemicals in our brain to get secreted...just like a cocaine high....when we 'come down' our brain craves more of this chemical, and we go looking for the 'high' just like a cocaine addict. Its the same cycle. HIGH/CRASH then craving to get the high.... then HIGH/'CRASH and round and round and round. When you get to be my age--the crashes are REALLY intense...some days I couldnt even get dressed. But you know better can stop the cycle.
    thats why you want to binge again.
    2) the fact that you got the job, is great, but its stressful too....and what do we do when we are feeling stressed??? thats right....EAT.
    3406 days ago
    Congrats, Naima!!!! THAT IS AWESOME NEWS! I don't think I recommend a root canal as a weight loss technique (KayeCan is a hoot,isn't she?) Maybe a long walk or go to a movie or something like that!?!?!??!

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    I'm really happy for you Naima. It was meant to be I guess. Hey, that emotional eating thing doesn't care what the emotion is. You are stronger than your binge!!! Today I actually discovered a way to ward off binges though.......GET A ROOT CANAL!!!! I don't feel like eating anything. Not a fun day. But I'm sure glad your day has turned out perfect!!! You don't need to just need to dance dance dance!!!! Celebrations do not require food.
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