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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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    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
    2126 days ago
    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!
    2201 days ago
    Hurray for you, my friend! You have accomplished much.
    2242 days ago
    That IS awesome! Wonderful news. I hope to achieve that stage one day.
    2242 days ago
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    2243 days ago
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