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Emotional Eater no more!

Monday, March 04, 2013

I think I have finally turned a corner on my emotional eating. In the past I have always reached for food to "feed" the stress in my life. It's probably what contributed to the major part of my weight gain. I think having lost the 50 lbs this year has really helped me change how I view food and how I deal with stress. Stress will envitably be a part of my life. But I don't have to eat those emotions anymore!

As we prepare to see our daughter leave for Central America to find a job as an English as a foreign language teacher, I am filled with worries and fears that are completely normal. Who wouldn't worry about it?! We had a big family dinner with all of her favorite foods - a big Italian feast. Funny that I found myself being cautious about what I consumed before dinner and even monitored my portions. I won't lie and say I didn't indulge in a few treats, but I certainly didn't overeat like I would have. I am thrilled at this transformation and hope to see it continue as I see the weight come off and my clothing size decrease.

Tonight, as I walked past the leftover treats, I considered for one brief second taking a taste. I realized though that I didn't want it. That felt pretty awesome.
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  • BOBBEQUEEN
    Wow, this is great. I have 50 pounds to lose and I am an emotional eater times infinity. I'm certain this is how I gained all the extra weight.

    This gives me hope. emoticon
    1849 days ago
  • XIALUDI
    I left home at age 22 to teach English overseas, and it was a wonderful experience for me, your daughter will be fine! There will be hard things, but they will teach her valuable lessons :) I still remember the last family dinner I had before I left too! It was a really special day.
    I'm still working on overcoming my own emotional eating, but pushing that energy into workouts helps!
    1924 days ago
  • MDMNINA
    Hurray for you, my friend! You have accomplished much.
    1965 days ago
  • IRISHMUM3
    That IS awesome! Wonderful news. I hope to achieve that stage one day.
    1965 days ago
  • PATSYB7
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    1965 days ago
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